I am a builder. I always have been. When I was younger, I always found a way to step into roles that brought communities together - organizing student body associations, athletic teams, mission-driven social groups. As my world grew bigger, I steered my energy toward helping companies, NGOs, and governments create equity and opportunity for the communities they serve.
- I was the first native English teacher in a Spanish village, before building my fundraising chops in disaster relief.
- In India, I was an early designer of corporate social responsibility models, before helping to develop the higher education system in Ethiopia.
- Later, I ran media and communications organizations in the Middle East, before helping SFFILM grow into an industry leader through partnerships across the worlds of film, tech, and finance.
Some people have a grand plan. I did not. I followed my passions and curiosity, and in doing so, learned how to build deep relationships, identify mutually beneficial interests, and develop plans and tactics to achieve strategic growth.