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.
One way I am fulfilling that mission is in the role of Project Manager at the City of Carmel, where I plan, manage and promote community events in core districts of the City as part of the Community Relations & Economic Development initiatives. In this role I also serve as a community ambassador in public and to the media.
I also 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 spent a season producing my own events, the first of which I piloted was a series of pop-up outdoor fitness parties called Sweat & Sip.
I used to 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 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 enjoying 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 all about living out my purpose, and it's inspiration that keeps leading me down my path. Here's a few things that keep me inspired, so that I can hopefully inspires other 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.