My Story

Writer. Digital Marketer. Public Speaker. Educator. Mother. Triathlete.

What I do is rooted in WHO I am as a person.

If you’re anything like me, lot of people will pressure you into knowing exactly what you want to do for the rest of your life. I am living proof that WHAT you do is always open to change!

To me, knowing WHO you are as a person is way more important than knowing exactly what you want to do for the next 50 years of life. It’s my hope that I can help you dive deeper into your WHO and stop feeling pressure from the WHAT that knocks down your door. After all, who you are determines what you say “yes and no” to throughout your life!

I’ll share the highlights of what I do here, and by following along my blog – you’ll feed into my purpose and why in life – to heal hearts and empower people to climb all the mountains they face in life with confidence, courage, and joy.

Writer

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I’m passionate about storytelling and writing. In fact, I was 10-years-old when I wrote my first company newsletter for my dad’s company. When I was in middle school, I wrote a horror story novel on my dad’s computer in Microsoft Word. I hit around 100 pages of the book, and my dad told me he found my writing. He said I was a wonderful writer. Despite the compliment, I was terribly embarrassed. I deleted the entire document; fear makes us do crazy things.

I am currently writing my first book, which is set to publish in Fall 2019! I promise I won’t delete this one. 

Digital Marketer

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I geek out over email marketing. And I love coming up with creative content and campaigns.

I love taking creative risks, but processes and flow charts make my heart skip a beat. I believe all projects should start with research, goal setting, and prioritization. I am constantly curious and always looking to learn more! I also really love the Oxford comma.

Today, I help my clients with brand development, digital marketing, and creative storytelling. I work with Stratavize Consulting on strategy, leadership, and team development.

Public Speaker

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With the right topic and microphone, I’ll be the first person on stage to share my voice and ideas with the world! I’ve been invited to speak at:

  • Linking Indy Women (guest speaker)
  • Miami University (guest lecture & instructor)
  • Top Floor Women (guest speaker)
  • Wayne County Chamber of Commerce (guest speaker)
  • Richmond High School – Innovation Start-Up Class (guest lecture)
  • Madison County Chamber of Commerce (guest speaker)
  • ESCI Social Media Group (guest speaker)
  • eLearning expo – Richmond High School (guest speaker)
  • Ball State University (keynote speaker)

Educator

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I gain the most joy in life when I am teaching and inspiring others. I teach Digital Branding at Miami University.

In June 2017, I re-launched the Richmond Social Media program at the Innovation Center with Lauralee Hites. We help small business owners and entrepreneurs tell their story and reach the right audience using social media and other digital marketing approaches.

Mother + Triathlete 

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My favorite job title of all is: MOM. My adorable son Cooper is my whole world. After battling depression and mom guilt, I’ve leaned into what I know: I love my family, and I love my work. I can be a mom AND have a thriving career. I am thankful that my job allows me to take Cooper with me to work. In fact, he attended his first meeting with a CEO of a technology company when he was 3-months old!

Outside of work, I enjoy training for triathlons! I hit my 100 lb weight loss goal by racing in triathlons, and I hope to race until I’m 100-years-old!