I came to nonprofit work when I co-founded a Women's Center on my conservative central valley college campus in the late 1990's. After graduating with a degree in both Anthropology and Women's Studies, I moved to the San Francisco East Bay for graduate school and began working in as an admin in a childcare program affiliated with a domestic violence safe house and later took a job with a multi-service social service organization, first as a case manager working with homeless families then the director of homeless programs, then director of domestic violence programs and later as a development director. In 2008 I earned a Masters in Business Administration because I wanted to learn more about marketing and finance. In 2014 I took the reigns as the Executive Director of a well respected program for chronically homeless women and children in Berkeley, CA before establishing my own consulting practice. Clear and respectful communication is at the heart of all my work and to that end I am taking coursework on non-violent communication and mediation.
I live in Tracy, California with my husband, my daughter and an assortment of critters. I am a avid Toastmaster and have been fortunate enough to compete (and sometimes win!) in speech competitions from the club to district level. I am a humorist, gardener (in that I water my husband's plants) dance mom and book club organizer. I am a strong believer in the power of communiity and want to make it even stronger. And I want to help you do the same.
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University of Phoenix
California State University, Stanislaus
B.A., Anthropology and Women's Studies
Activities & Affiliations
• Tracy Toastmasters & Tracy Leadership Toastmasters, Member
• Animal Rescue of Tracy, Volunteer
• Soroptimist International of Tracy (2011-2013)
Awards, Recognition & Certifications
- Toastmasters International Humorous Speech Contest Winner, Club, Region and Division levels 2016
- General Accounting Certification
- Certified Life Coach
- Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Counselor Certification