“Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness and they live by what they hear. Such people become crazy, or they become legends.” – Legends of the Fall
I love (1) creating pretty things, (2) making a difference, and (3) having fun. So, it’s no surprise I work in strategy and innovation consulting with the goal of serving joy to end consumers.
Before consulting, I managed an independent craft beer brand that leveraged its hyper-local roots to its advantage. After, I managed new product launches and the dinner daypart at a regional fast food company equally driven by its heritage. I also spent time at the world’s largest brewer focused on the brand’s craft legacy. Long-lasting brands know who they are and they keep their promises.
My greatest love outside of work is story, including storytelling, story theory, etc. I especially love a good writing conference. I hope someday to write something worthy of plagiarism–or at least, publication. I also enjoy travel and hiking. I’ve lived abroad in Copenhagen, Singapore, and Hong Kong, visited 30+ countries, and spent time in over half of our 50 states. Along the way, I’ve summited bare, desert peaks in Chile and snowy, treed ones in New Hampshire.
I received my MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in 2023 and was Co-Chair of the John Barleycorn Society, Tuck’s beer club. In 2018, I earned my Masters of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media and IMC. In undergrad, I was a GLOBE scholar and honors graduate of UNC Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Friends most often describe me as dependable. My novel writing cohort agrees I’m quirky and character driven. And, my family says I make a great second impression. So be sure to visit this webpage at least twice.