I am one of the lucky individuals who found her career path very early. I’ve always had a knack for public relations; for engaging with strangers, for figuring out the good, bad and ugly of any situation and preparing for each; for understanding the human condition and how we interact with each other.
Very soon after obtaining my B.S. in Communication I began a career that had me in front of the news camera as a primary media spokesperson, as the creator of communications, marketing & advertising plans, as a developer of new social media channels, event planner, and as a content extraordinaire.
I’ve had the incredible opportunity to work in a variety of industries: healthcare, not-for-profit, government, education and technology. With each and every opportunity utilizing the same basic skill sets while developing new ones and challenging the status quo.
There has never been a dull moment and I’m thankful every day for it is my life.
Where I Am Now
I’ve lived in the South Sound for 10 years and I love it. While I commute every day to Seattle for work, I wouldn’t dream of leaving, what I now call, my home.
I live in Tacoma and have strong community ties from my work with MultiCare Health System and being the Chair of the South Sound Group for the Puget Sound Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
Basic Life Information
Birth date: January 18, 1982
Family: Only child. Parents are still married
Childhood: Grew up in Richland, WA next to a nuclear reactor (home of the Manhattan Project), wineries (hundreds, seriously hundreds), and the beautiful Columbia River.
College: Eastern Washington University. B.S. in Communications with Public Relations emphasis; Double minors in Journalism & Counseling; Internships at KXLY, Valleyfest, and Northwest Events (now defunct).
Personal life: Single, but not single. My first child is on the way and I have a cat (who has been called the devil).
Loves: Football, food, action movies (think Avengers, The Bourne Trilogy)
Hopes & Dreams: To be a mom and be really good at my job. Of course being independently wealthy wouldn’t be bad either.