WHAT’S THE BEST CAREER ADVICE YOU EVER GOT?
Do not let the job define you; define the job.
WHAT COMPELLED YOU TO ENTER YOUR FIELD?
I saw many opportunities for growth and progress that were being left on the table in my hometown and many people that were not involved in the conversations of what we wanted our town to become. I decided the best way to change that was to get involved myself and invite encourage others to join me.
WHAT’S ONE THING SPECIFIC TO YOUR INDUSTRY THAT YOU WISH YOU HAD KNOWN WHEN YOU WERE STARTING OUT?
Many times, short-term fixes that quiet complaints win out over long-term solutions that will benefit more people.
WHAT TRENDS DO YOU SEE DRAMATICALLY INFLUENCING THE FUTURE OF WORK IN YOUR INDUSTRY?
There is a movement of entrepreneurs in government that are seeking community-driven solutions over party-line politics.
WHAT’S A COMMON MYTH ABOUT YOUR INDUSTRY/JOB?
Everyone is out for themselves. There are many selfless people that work in public service.
WHAT MAKES YOU STAND OUT FROM YOUR COLLEAGUES/COMPETITORS?
My daily work as a small business owner and a journalist helps me to constantly hear a diverse perspective on topics that affects people’s daily lives.
WHAT IS A FUN OR LITTLE-KNOWN FACT ABOUT YOU THAT YOU WOULDN’T MIND SHARING?
I am secretly planning on starting a band with my four- and one- year old children.