In the 4th grade, I picked a biography on Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, for a book report. She was an author and I wanted to be a writer. In reading her book, I was struck that someone that climbed trees and played with her siblings, just like I did, could grow up to write something that could get a country thinking and change minds on an important issue.
For 15 years, I have been using words to change and influence minds. As a fundraiser, those words were often spoken--a speech to a group, a conversation with a donor, and even scripts for events. But I'm also fond of writing them down and seeing them in print. When not producing words, I ingest them through books and far too many podcasts. I am often found with my Shih Tzu sidekick, Ollie.
Annual Fund Manager May 2016-April 2017
Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti
Senior Corporate Relations Manager October 2011-May 2016
Corporate Relations Manager June 2007-October 2011
United Way of Allegheny County
Resource Development Director March 2005-June 2007
United Way of Summit County
Marketing Manager July 2003-March 2005
Graphic Intelligence Agency
Duquesne University M.A., English
St. Vincent College B.A., English