I’m a Midwest-raised artist and maker. Most of my professional career has been dedicated to designing and leading talent incubators and developing mission-driven programs. I love building ecosystems around a mission - ecosystems that bring people together, build community and produce outputs that engage and inspire. I'm passionate about creativity, collaboration and developing people personally and professionally. My expertise is finding opportunities to innovate, building high performing teams, creating the conditions for the best work to happen and leading the vision of the program.
My work is informed by a broad range of experience spanning my time as Founding Director of 72U, a talent incubator within 72andSunny to leading corporate projects for IDEO SF. I am recognized as one of Adweek's “30 Star Players at US Agencies" and my work has been featured in; Mashable, Fast.Co.Create, PSFK, Adweek, Esquire, Huffington Post among other publications.
I am an international speaker on the topics of creativity, collaboration and talent development. Outside of work, you can find me sewing, climbing, step-momming or hanging with weirdos.