I have built my career around technology as a programmer and networking expert, education as a professor and mentor, and around community as a dedicated public servant. This site is dedicated to showcasing a bit of the all around experience I have gained in my work.
From my Masters in Information Technology from University of North Texas to my 15 year technology career, I have been on the ground floor of technology truly changing the way the world spins. I have been fortunate to have spent a large portion of my career at Cisco. It is the foundation of all that I do. I have also had about 5 years of adjunct teaching at the college level with courses on Networking, Security, Project Management, and Information Warfare.
Giving back is in my blood and everyday I work towards positively impacting a life. I have founded one full Non-Profit, one technology user group, held many various Board Positions, and advocate constantly for Women in STEM fields. Although I have planted my seeds of leadership in the community, I have been awarded several leadership awards from the coveted Cisco Chairman's Club award that goes to the top 1% of Cisco to the Top Mentee award for the cohort of up and coming leaders in the MCWT Leadership program, to name a few.
Two things about me. I like to do things more efficiently and I like to look at solutions with unique perspective. Your experience working with me is always unique and fruitful!
I believe in the power of connections and gratitude. My FAVORITE tool for connecting with my friends, family, and business connections is Send Out Cards. An App that automates sending personal cards and gifts.
Through the work on our podcast, we have received five Association for Women in Communication (AWC) Clarion Awards for Radio - Interview Show and Radio - Women's Issues.
I don't have the talent portion, but I definitely have the soul for music! It has and always will be part of my life. That is one reason why I love my volunteer work with HeadCount doing voter registration and education at concerts.
Seems like everyone is a social media expert, but I have run a few strong social media campaigns and definitely know what it takes to go social! I love speaking to young girls about it and have held several seminars on this topic.
On one weekend in November 2017, months of marketing paid off when 18 non-profits received over $370,000 in development and design deliverables in one weekend at Weekend for Good. It was amazing to work with such an inspirational team and see the GOOD impact on the community. My Marketing muscles were flexed in this event.