Home: Charlotte, NC. Age: I’m a Gen X-er. Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA. City of Champions! Profession: Promoter of all things change and innovation. Significant other: My partner and seventh grade crush, Joe Bodie. Alma mater: Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP); Penn State University. Languages spoken: Able to communicate to a limited degree with my cat, Nugget.
Recent professional development: Accepted into the UNC Charlotte Class of 2025 Doctorate of Business Administration program. Latest contribution to others: I love making others laugh! Hobbies: I’m obsessed with completing a road race in all fifty states! Recent travel or adventure: As part of that obsession, Park City, Utah to complete a 10k!
Personality profile: Outgoing, determined. What is your greatest joy? Having a positive impact on others. What is your go-to workout? Anything Peloton. What's the source of your superpower? My hair.
Who has had the greatest influence on your life? My grandmothers. What modern technology innovation do you most appreciate? Anything that can be run by an app: my house, my workouts, my life, anything. What world event has had the greatest influence on your life? Title IX. What activities have most contributed to the person you are today? Playing competitive and collegiate soccer.
What change are you working on to effect in your profession or field? Change and innovation should be embraced and pursued, not feared and rejected. What change would you like to see in the world? Less judgement and criticism of others. What message do you want to send out into the world? Only YOU can achieve your goals. What widely held belief do you reject? You can’t do that.
What would you first save from your burning home? My cat, Nugget. What advice would you give your younger self? Never stop pushing. What period in your life would you do differently, if you could? That time my mother asked the stylist to cut my hair short. I should have screamed, NO! What superpower would you wish for? The ability to fly. Really.
Personal mission: Having a positive impact on others. Personal motto: Believe you can and you will. Favorite quote: “Treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he could be, and he will become what he should be” (Ralph Waldo Emerson).