“Very bright student, but talks to classmates too much.”
– Nearly every teacher I've ever had
I may be many things, but tall is not one of them. I hail from Florida, where I spent my youth being over-involved in extracurriculars and dreaming of being everything from a TV show host to a children’s book author to an astronaut.
Although I've mostly accepted the fact that being an astronaut is probably out of the picture (never say never), I have certainly treated my career like the “Choose Your Own Adventure” stories I devoured as a child. I've done everything from running business seminars in Singapore at AACSB, to teaching 8-year-olds about profit and loss statements at Bizainy, to holding actors accountable for their professional goals at my own company, GSD Gal. I learned to do trapeze for a "Baily's Big Adventure" webisode, created a partnership campaign for Warner Brothers and Tough Mudder that helped people eat and workout like Tarzan at OMD, and traveled the country collaborating with new friends and creating impactful partnerships at General Assembly. At some point during all of that I picked up an MBA with a specialization in Entrepreneurship and Management, and coined myself the “Startup Huntress” for my ability to sniff out the next up-and-coming companies in tech and beyond.
My current career adventure involves helping companies and entrepreneurs grow their business and increase revenue by leveraging the power of collaboration. Developing well-aligned partnerships and crafting innovative marketing activations is my thing, and I've done just that with companies like IDEO U, the Museum of Ice Cream, and many more. I also have a serious affinity for helping people find happiness in their careers, so in 2016 I launched “The Career Experiment”, an online course, series of workshops, and speaking engagements aimed at helping people figure out their best next career move.
Never one to just have a few things going on, I'm the Past President and 2017 Chairwoman of the Board for the Santa Monica Jaycees, an organization made up of tomorrow’s leaders and today’s young professionals, and a member of Ellevate, a women’s network striving to change the culture of business from the inside out.