Liminal moments are my favorite part of anyone's journey. Those transitional moments demand a leap of faith, test your determination, and eventually define who you will become. I find those in-between stages to be incredibly fertile and full of possibility. I thrive when I am wrangling ambiguity down into a steady reality.
I have my own series of liminal moments. Each twist and turn deposits its wisdom, while pushing me ever closer to my fullest life. I've previously worked as a non-profit program manager, manufacturing project manager, and electrical engineer. All of those experiences have come together perfectly in my own personal story to bring me here today.
I began my career as an engineer working on nuclear powered aircraft carriers. This role sharpened my efficient, organized, detail-oriented, and analytical mind.
As an engineer I discovered that I was a natural planner and collaborator. Turns out I can project manage just about anything, and build a great team along the way. Being able to hold the tiny details and the big picture at the same time is my secret weapon for bringing a vision to reality.
I moved into the non-profit sector to apply these skills towards more meaningful work. My empathy, authenticity, and vulnerability were key assets in growing collaborative partnerships and becoming a trusted thought partner during the volatility of a new program. I also learned how to be resourceful and strategic with my limited budget and time.
In all of this work, I used the power of story to help myself, my colleagues, and my organizations launch new initiatives, garner additional resources, and work through change. I've seen how stories can encourage participation, change minds, and inspire action. I'm here to help you do that for your mission.
Motorcycles are my fav - ask me about my adventures with Atlas and Chloe.
I nerd out on personal development. I'm an INFP, in case you were wondering!
In 2011, I went on a solo backpacking adventure around the world for 17 months.
It was one of the best decisions of my life and its also how I met my husband!