Creating inspired community through marketing, media and experiences.
This is me.
In my decade of working in marketing and events, I have discovered my personal mission to create inspired community through marketing, media and shared experiences.
I work as a freelance event producer and enjoy partnering with organizations to make their event visions come to life (in-person and virtual). I am an entrepreneur at heart and recently started producing my own events, the first of which is a series of pop-up outdoor fitness parties called Sweat & Sip. I also serve as the Director of Marketing, Events and Community Experience at EDGE Mentoring. I oversee our marketing and communication strategy and execution; and plan and execute our events, with special attention to the annual leadership conference, EDGE|X, which went virtual for the first time in 2020. Previously, I was the Vice President of Marketing & Communications at the Center for the Performing Arts, home of the Palladium, where I began as the founding Marketing Manager in a start-up capacity as we opened to the public in 2011 and established marketing and communications operations from the (literal) ground up.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two daughters, gathering with friends and daydreaming about vacations. Music is my love language, and so I enjoy all forms: listening, attending live concerts, and playing piano, guitar and singing. I'm also on a personal fitness journey that's led me to obsess about yoga, running, and learning everything I can about group fitness activities.
Brand Strategy PR
Event Planning Content Production
Advertising Employee Management
Strategic Planning Entrepreneurial Leadership
Inspire. Be Inspired. Repeat.
I'm a doer (enneagram 1w9 to be specific!), which means I've got checklists and must-dos galore. But without inspiration, I'm not sure I'd know where to start. Here's what I do keep me going, and hopefully inspire others to be great leaders, too.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
- Mahatma Gandhi
I am a lifelong learner. Not a day goes by where I haven't read a few articles or a chapter in a book, watched a documentary or picked up a new concept while attending a class, working on a project or participating in a webinar.
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” - Neale Donald Walsch
From Brazil to Miami, London to San Francisco, and even at home in Indianapolis, I enjoy new experiences and growing my perspective of the world. Exploring satisfies my natural character of curiosity and gives me new energy to bring to everyday life.
"Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not." – Pablo Picasso
I enjoy creating new ideas and projects, as well as finding ways to refresh old ideas with innovation. I enjoy a challenge where my vision and leadership can directly impact the growth and success of a project. At work I pour into strategy, plans and implementation; I also sing, cook, and decorate.
"I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
– Maya Angelou
The human experience is enjoyed best when shared. Working together and collaborating with others is a must, since it's the stories I hear and the relationships I develop that help make day-to-day work have connection and meaning.