Wow, how wonderful of you to stop by!

A big, wholehearted thanks for getting to know me better and spending some time in my world. Feel free to reach out if ever there are opportunities for us to collaborate, connect, scheme, or dream – my favorite activities.

Things I geek out over include:

  • the future of work and school
  • embracing downtime
  • experiential learning
  • entrepreneurial mindset
  • flexible thinking
  • theme parties
  • puns and other wordplay
  • handwritten cards and letters
  • cross-generational engagement
  • pulling pranks
  • close-up magic
  • inter-species animal friendships
  • wildflower gardening
  • true stories that are stranger than fiction

I’m a Designer, dabbler, day-dreamer, & DIY-er. I’m also….

  • an evangelist, or spreader of good news about cool stuff
  • a “grownup” Montessori school kid
  • a co-owner of Great Full Plate with my chef hubby
  • an alum of Laugh Out Loud theater’s Foundations of Improv class
  • a postergirl for the ENFP personality type
  • a former waitress/bartender/craft brewery tour guide
  • a recovering academic: PhDropout turned PhDIYer
  • a Whole Brain® Thinker (3211) & HBDI® Certified Practitioner
  • deeply passionate about issues of equity and justice
  • still not sure what I want to be if/when I grow up
  • a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan – and thereby, an eternal optimist

The “Someday File” is where I come to connect dots between experiences, explore wild ideas, share whatever I learn along the way, and make someday happen today.

In addition to my full-time big kid gig, I like to do little things to make people’s days, create memories that turn into epic stories, use my imagination, act my shoe size, laugh, have little adventures, and try to be a better version of myself than I was yesterday.

Core Values

  • Curiosity
  • Compassion
  • Connection
  • Creativity

Professional Path

Product Evangelist – Herrmann International
(2021 – Present)
Creating resources, tools, and programming to drive usage and engagement on Herrmann’s Whole Brain® Thinking platform.

Director of Programs – Uncharted Learning, NFP
(2018 – 2021)
Lead the charge to design experiential, high-impact, entrepreneurship education programs to prepare the next generation for an increasingly complex, rapidly changing world and workforce.

Associate Director of Experiential Learning – Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL)
(2015 – 2018)
Directed academic and co-curricular efforts to integrate applied, reflective, immersive learning experiences as a core element of the Dartmouth experience.

Instructional Designer – Dartmouth College, Educational Technologies (Ed Tech)
(2013 – 2015)
Partnered with faculty across a wide range of academic disciplines to design innovative digital and experiential learning experiences for students.

ePortfolio Program Manager – Loyola University Chicago, Center for Experiential Learning
(2011 – 2013)
Developed and implemented a four-year digital portfolio model for student learning, reflection, meaning-making, and integrative learning.

Founding Director of Civic Engagement & Student Leadership Programs – Alfred State College
(2010 – 2011)
Launched a new department – now a center – designed to promote campus-community engagement, student leadership development, and project-based learning.