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I started working in Product Development over 15 years ago and worked my way through the ranks from systems analyst to business analyst, to product manager, and have worn many other product hats over the years. I’ve worked on products in industries such as Title Services and Healthcare, and most recently, prior to my time at Golden Section, I led a Supplier Diversity Services team as a Product & Program Manager. This was an exciting opportunity which led me down the path of purpose-focused work. Finding my place at Golden Section allows me to continue my journey working with other purpose-driven people.
What is one thing people should know about you? I am a big-time planner. I don’t ‘wing it’ and I am not spontaneous. Being prepared is what keeps me calm, happy, and gives me peace. When I have something to plan, then I always have something to look forward to, and who doesn’t love that!
What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you? I started out my career as a Pre-School Teacher. I thought I wanted to become an elementary school teacher but decided that wasn’t for me, so I shifted gears and decided to take a more technical/business educational approach which led me to where I am today.
What are you most passionate about professionally? I love the creative process of developing new products and making existing products better. Everything from ideation through to launch and the analysis of how people engage with a product to drive continuous improvement is all very exciting for me. Product Management is something I can do to help the entire team build things that fulfill the dreams of our founders, and that is what really drives me.
What are you most passionate about personally? I’m a helper. I love to help people. If there is something I can do to help make someone’s life better, I’m all in. I have used my passion in various ways personally… as a financial coach, a marriage counselor, a board member of my neighborhood HOA, a missionary, a youth organization board member volunteer, and a boy scout committee member.
What is your favorite place to travel to and why? I’ve never fallen in love with a place like I did when I went to Maui. There is something magical about the Hawaiian islands.
What is your favorite way to pursue balance in your life? I intentionally block time in my calendar for daily walks, lunch away from my desk, and time with family and friends.