I got my start over twenty years ago, transitioning my creative talent into the then emerging industry of the Internet. I was blessed early on with industry mentors who forever changed my understanding of how design and marketing are intrinsically linked. My time in the trenches, working my way up the ladder is why I'm a vocal advocate in the belief that there is no substitute for experience. School can teach many things, but it will never be a replacement for the real-life competition and drive needed to succeed in business.
Over the past two decades, I've worked with over twenty-five companies in over nine industries, overseeing everything from marketing strategies and product launches, to business development and branding and messaging, to VC rounds and funding. This vast experience has given me a unique perspective on all aspects of this fantastic thing we call "business."
Today, I sit on the board of two nonprofits, mentor two startups in the agriculture and engineering space, and work daily to redefine patient engagement at Smart Clinic and its sister company MyPrepSteps. Joining Smart Clinic in 2016, this is my fourth startup and one I am both humbled and thrilled to be a part of.
I'm a firm believer in giving back and building up the next generation - without that very gift from my mentors; I wouldn't be where I am today. I strive to provide entrepreneurs, established businesses, and nonprofits with as much value as possible by freely answering questions around marketing, branding, social media, funding, and entrepreneurship. So, go ahead, #AMA or reach out to me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.