For 20+ years... I worked for a multitude of industries in corporate, agency, and independent consulting roles for organizations from 3 to 30,000+ employees. I hold my BS in Human Resources Management, and maintained my Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification from 2004-2017. As a recruiting consultant, I filled a vital need for over 30 small companies & startups who lacked the benefit of an in-house recruiter, designing and leading both short- and long-term talent acquisition projects.
My reputation for high-caliber results within quickly evolving industries resulted in strong partnerships with hiring teams to build strategies for attracting, retaining and developing talent, then delivered by using my extensive and diverse personal, professional, and community networks to join candidates and companies. Throughout my career, I mentored recruiters to give them guidance in an under-supported profession, professionally coached hundreds of job seekers, and volunteered in the community to do what I can to make the world a better place.
I am known for my integrity, transparency, and building strong relationships AND processes that respect everyone’s time, promote diversity and inclusion, and deliver real results.
In 2021, I formally retired from HR/Recruiting, deciding to focus on finding a new path, learning about and supporting community organizations to serve the under-served, from youth to healthcare to planet to gender & racial equity. After obtaining my certificate in Community Health in 2020, I knew that immersing myself in a variety of paths, volunteering my skills at events, and getting my hands dirty and assisting wherever needed (continuing my focus of always leading with heart, rather than ego) was where I needed to be.
I've always nurtured my creative side, from freelancing as a portrait and live music photographer in my 20s, to creating and selling my own line of hand-rolled truffles as owner/chocolatier of Bittersweet in my 30's, to my years as a writer in my 30's and 40's, sharing professional advice, personal narratives, lifestyle pictorials and tips, and a healthy dose of creative writing and poetry to boot.