In 2012… I kicked off the solopreneur life, helping fill a vital need for small
companies and startups who lacked the benefit of an in-house recruiter, via
retained search consulting services. In addition, I provided guidance and
mentorship to in-house recruiters, and continued to coach job seekers nationwide
in their efforts to take that next step in their careers (something I've done since
2008). I’ve partnered with 30+ corporate clients to lead talent acquisition
initiatives, mentored recruiters to give them the guidance they need in an often
under-supported profession, coached hundreds of job seekers, and volunteered
in my community to do what I can to make the world a better place.
In 2020… I made the decision to focus exclusively on partnering with people
and organizations devoted to the greater good in our communities, particularly
when it comes to supporting underserved youth, increasing access to healthcare,
protecting our environment, and promoting social justice. With all that has changed
in the world, I'm honored to serve organizations whose missions align with my core
values…and where I can use my diverse skillset of connection, project management
and partnership building to be of greater service.
For 20+ years, I’ve worked for a multitude of industries in corporate, agency,
and independent consulting roles for organizations from 3 to 30,000+ employees.
I have a strong reputation for delivering high-caliber results within quickly evolving
industries, partnering with hiring teams to create strategies for attracting, retaining
and developing talent, while using my extensive and diverse personal, professional,
and social networks to bring people and companies together.
I hold my BS in Human Resources Management, maintained my Professional in
Human Resources (PHR) certification from 2004-2017, and volunteer my skills at
numerous professional and community events, from job fairs to industry forums, to
assisting with tabling, organizing and leading special event coordination for
Customer Experience is the underlying theme in everything I do – whether we’re
talking about hiring teams, candidates, or the general community. My clients know
they’re getting a partner who won’t “sell” to them – I am known for my transparency,
integrity, and reputation for building both strong processes AND relationships that
respect everyone’s time, promotes diversity and inclusion, and delivers real results.
A native Northwesterner, I built my business in my hometown of Portland,
working remotely from my home office in the city for many years before relocating to
Astoria on Oregon's North Coast in 2018, where along with our professional lives, my
husband and I raise chickens, ducks, honeybees and more while working on the
seemingly never-ending project of fixing up our 80 year-old farmhouse.
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"So whatever you want to do, just do it...Making a damn fool of yourself is absolutely essential."