I balance a fast-paced career with a deep commitment to faith, family, a love for running (and copious amounts of coffee). With an affinity for fuzzy socks and the color yellow, I live a vibrant and bold life!
The theme of this blog is Boldly Pursue because that relates directly to the mission of my life. I love Jesus and seek to make much of Him within my life. I have an unshakeable conviction that a love relationship with Jesus changes everything. This place of faith-based conviction has been a journey over my decades of living. I want to live a life that shines brights for Him! Some people may think it is me being a “positive” person but I know better – it is the Joy of Jesus in me that allows me to embrace a vibrant approach to living.
My career and life have been full of plot twists!
I have gone from being a police officer, to a marketing and communications professional, to a c-level executive. I then founded my own marketing agency, which was strategically acquired 16 months later.
At present, I am an academic administrator and spokesperson for a mid-level public university. Along the way I battled a cancer diagnosis while pregnant. I have a lot of unique experiences to draw from and am full of gratitude for the colorful journey I have lived.
I balance a fun and active career with an amazing family. I’m married to a wonderful man and the momma to two young kids, Harper and Peyton. Motherhood is a blessing and allows me a lot of great opportunities to tap into my inner child. It is amazing how many career and leadership lessons I have learned through loving and nurturing my children alongside my husband.
I start each day with a cup of coffee and quiet reflection — I like having space to think deeply and reflect with gratitude. When not working I love to read, write and run.
Loving and Serving.
Although my career and experiences have been varied, there has been a consistent theme of supporting and encouraging other women. I serve on the board of a nonprofit organization based in the Dominican Republic, New Hope Girls. This dedicated and purpose-driven group rescues girls from the darkest of places and helps them establish their true identity. This mighty organization is fighting for God’s most precious creation – His daughters. It is my distinct honor to use my gifts, talents, and business acumen to help them in this critical work.
I have a hunger to empower other women.
I want every woman to know she is enough, she is worthy and her dreams matter. This bold mission is rooted in the truth found within scripture. We were each specifically made by a loving Father who wants to know us. Although we are reminded we will face challenges, we are also promised that He is always with us. I am bold because of Jesus and because He first loved me – He boldly pursued me first. Knowing that He has a relentless love for each and every person, it is my joy to celebrate this in the blogs I write, conversations I have, and people I am able to encourage.