I help teams
& accelerate growth.
How can I support you?
Years of success across diverse sectors + spaces
Industries served in agency, corporate, + entrepreneurial roles
Agency + B2B services teams supported
Cups of coffee consumed (my best guess, but who's counting?)
Great to meet you...
In the meantime, a few quick things about me ...
PLACES I'VE LIVED:
Arizona, Maryland, New York, California, Finland, Scotland, and Portland, Oregon, the place I've called home since 2009.
EARLY CAREER ROOTS:
Early paid gigs: Waitress (an experience I still believe is pretty much the best prep anyone can have in work and in life); Strawberry Farm Worker;Tour Guide; Telemarketer; College Admissions Assistant; Human Resources Assistant
First fulltime post-college job: PR Coordinator for J. Crew Group, Inc. I helped with product placement in media outlets, event marketing, and celebrity dressing. I have some great stories to share if you ask me....
Other Roles I've held: Nonprofit Campaign Director; Business Development/Marketing Director; VP Client Services; Community activist; Entrepreneur; Twin mom. I also made it through 2020, and if you're reading this, so did you. Kudos....
Sample Sectors + Clients I've served:
Agencies: Borders Perrin Norrander; DHM Research; Firmani & Associates; Jute Creative; Ketchum PR; Kelton Global; Omnicom; Prichard Communications; Roger That; Siegel+Gale; Starfish Impact; Veracity Marketing; Zeste Consulting
B2B/Professional Services: Adobe; American Express OPEN™; Columbia/Willamette Workforce Collaborative; Cardinal Health; Edmunds.com; Experian; IAC; Mac's List; Microsoft; Nestlé Professional; PaySimple; WorkSource Oregon
Consumer Brands: Disney Consumer Products; Disney Direct; Hyundai; J. Crew; OfficeMax; Seiko; Subaru; Stila Cosmetics; Target
Nonprofit/Community: Assistance League; Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America; Mercy Corps Northwest; Opportunity Fund; Reclaiming Futures; Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC); Schoolhouse Supplies; Simi Valley Unified School District; Step Up Women's Network; The Forward; Villages Northwest
I'd love to share and learn more about you, too. Reach out anytime...
Some highlights of what I've been up to lately...
Like many consultants, the ways I team up with clients has evolved over time, and 2020 certainly brought more opportunities to consider new approaches and collaborations. A sampling of recent engagements....
Conducting rapid-fire marketing research interviews to help teams gut-check past assumptions with key client/customer segments
Providing guidance and coaching for teams re-thinking offerings, target audiences, and revenue streams
Identifying & ramping up new resource partners across the broader marketing services spectrum
Creating partnerships & programs that drive community engagement & social good goals
Social Impact + Community Engagement
Board of Directors, Dress for Success Oregon
Sponsorship & Planning Committee, 2020 Women on Boards Oregon's "Conversation on Board Diversity"
B Corp community champion & supporter
Inaugural Member, The Portland Ten Social Change-makers Community
2020 Election Volunteer: Reclaim Our Vote; Indivisible Oregon; Movement Labs; Women for Biden/Harris
Other Volunteer Leadership Roles: BE SMART for Kids; Moms Demand Action; Reach Out and Read; Step Up Women's Network
Food for thought
While most of the content I create is behind-the-scenes for clients and partners, I peek out every once in awhile, too. A few examples....
How Research Can Collaborate with PR & Marketing — Veracity's PR Talk podcast
Training + Coaching
BSB Brand-om Acts of Kindness Program: Hosted quarterly pro-bono coaching series serving over 50 local nonprofits & purpose-driven leaders in the Education, Gender & Economic Equity, Health & Wellness, LGBTQ+ & Social Justice spaces [2010-16]
Marketing Trainer/Coach: Mercy Corps NW Small Business Education & Training Series; PSU Digital Marketing Conference Ignite! Speaker; Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) Professional Development Series Instructor [2010-2015]
Portland Business Journal Orchid Award Winner, Small Business Category 
United Nations Foundation Pacific NW Champion, Shot@Life campaign [2012-2013]
Parenting Magazine's Oregon Delegate & National Mentor, Mom Congress on Education [2011-2012]
But enough about me. I'd love to learn more about you. Get in touch anytime!