I am a Managing Partner, overseeing research and managing our strategy and project management teams.
I am inspired by every one of our clients — whether they are supporting local business, manufacturing critical PPE products, solving world hunger, or making sure every child has access to a quality and caring education, we work with some of the best organizations in the world. And I am also incredibly inspired by our people. We are committed to the philosophy that when people are living their best life, they can do their best work. Seeing that philosophy come to life every day gets me out of bed in the morning.
I think my superpower is often seeing the nuance in a situation without losing sight of clarity and simplicity. That’s why I love research—through research, we can uncover the context and details that bring our work to life.
I joined because I believed in Kelly and his vision, and I knew he would put together an amazing team of smart, kind folks to bring that vision to life.
My job is deeply rooted in understanding human behavior and culture, and there is no better way to pull back the veil on your own biases and behaviors than immersion in a new culture. From that perspective, I feel like I am developing a much stronger grasp of some of the beliefs and behaviors that I was blind to before I left Virginia. But beyond that, I am living my best life—which means I am more energized and fulfilled in my work, too.
I read a lot because I live that beach life... So far this year, my favorites have been There, There by Tommy Orange, A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende, and The Overstory by Richard Powers.
My kids, for sure, and my husband sometimes :-). I am also a big fan of my fur baby, a baja dog named Tule. I like taking photos and have a few Insta accounts for sharing day-to-day captures. And I love to paint, read, hike, snorkel and just sit on the beach.