Home: Redwood City, CA. Age: Forever young. Birthplace: Dallas, TX. Title: Chief Revenue Officer. Pronouns: She/Her/Hers. Alma mater: UCLA.
Recent recognition: Having a former colleague call me for advice, or to share a recent accomplishment, is more meaningful to me than any sort of press coverage that I might receive. Last book read: One From Many, by Dee Hock. Recently viewed and recommended: We Crashed. Proves the old adage that truth is stranger than fiction. Recent unique acquisition: A handmade ceramic bowl that I purchased in the open market in the old city of Akko, Israel. Made by a local artisan grappling with the concept of home and family in a foreign land.
Personality profile: Enneagram 3: The Achiever. What is your greatest joy? My big, rambunctious, quirky, loving family. What word or phrase do you use far too often? Hard no. What occupation, other than your own, do you most admire? Teachers. What is your favorite place (or way) to spend money? Travel. What is your go-to workout? Swimming. What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? Natural beauty.
What was your first paying job? At Marineland, sweeping popcorn between killer whale shows. What book have you repeatedly read? The Untethered Soul, by Michael Singer. Besides your parents, who has had the greatest influence on your life? My two sons. What modern technology innovation do you most appreciate? Kindle. What is your go-to source of news and information? The New York Times.
“If you have the choice between being right and being kind, choose being kind” (Dr. Wayne Dyer).
What mega-trend most excites you? Technological advances in healthcare that are improving patient outcomes and eliminating certain diseases. What mega-trend most concerns you? Climate change and resource scarcity.
Who would you like to spend an evening with, in heaven? I’d go hang out with my dad and my brother. As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A teacher. How would you choose to spend tomorrow, if you knew it was your last day on earth? On an African safari with my best friends and family. What advice would you give your younger self? Don’t take life so seriously. Everything is going to be ok.
Personal motto: I am only confined by the walls that I build myself. Favorite quote: “It always seems impossible until it’s done” (Nelson Mandela).