President | Gard communications
2010 — Present
Started at Gard as an account manager assisting Brian Gard and Scott Sparling on the firm’s work with OHSU and ODOT/Transportation Safety. Became director of client services in 2012, managing director in 2014 and president and shareholder in 2017. Currently manages the day-to-day operations of the firm and partners with Brian Gard on firm direction and growth. Focused on setting client strategy and brings expertise in public affairs, community engagement and disciplined planning.
Executive Director | Cultural Advocacy Coalition (CAC)
2010 — 2011
Responsible for running the organization, including setting advocacy goals, working with the board, fundraising, communications and managing finances. The CAC is a statewide coalition that supports arts, culture and heritage.
Finance Consultant | L. Fuller Consulting
2010 — 2011
Fundraising consultant to local, state and federal political candidates and causes.
Individual Giving Manager | Oregon Ballet Theatre
2008 — 2009
Managed fundraising from individuals including developing prospects, cultivating donors, soliciting gifts and arranging stewardship events.
Dancer | Oregon Ballet Theatre & Pacific Northwest Ballet
2001 — 2005
Danced and toured professionally.
Past board member, Portland State University Foundation.
Past board member and former board chair, p:ear.
Portland State University, B.A., English, Magna Cum Laude, Dean’s List, 2005-2008
University of Washington, Honors Program, Dean’s List, Liberal Arts Focus, 2001-2002