I have always had an entrepreneurial motor. Prior to finding myself in event and venue management, I worked as a mortgage professional. As an independent contractor, I learned how to build a service-based business and I really came to appreciate the direct connection between hard work and success. I carried this background with me to Long Beach State where I filled both an operational and revenue-producing role. The revenue production side of what I did at Long Beach State is something I am very proud of. It is a concrete demonstration of value. More importantly though, this success is a confirmation of my professionalism, commitment to service, creativity, organization and communication and consensus building skills.
I am passionate about events and facility management. I love that this industry affords the opportunity to work across so many disciplines and moves at a pace that rewards systematic planning skills but also requires swift, "in the moment" decision making.