BORN TO CONNECT

AN ENTREPRENEUR INTOXICATED BY BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER THROUGH STORYTELLING.

About me


Property Caretaker

Volunteer

Connector

Entrepreneur

My Work


Property Caretaker

I've been earning my roof over my head managing property projects since 2014, first at a 100+ acre farm in upstate NY for 22 months, then at a property in woodsy NH for 5 months.

When a new property caretaking gig came up in sunny Santa Fe, I jumped at the chance to live and work in the city that had enchanted me after just 2 prior visits.

Since flying out for the house inspection in July 2016 and relocating two months later, I've been managing a long list of maintenance and remodel projects - big and small - and I'll continue to make the property perfect for when the homeowners occupy it in 2020.

Volunteer

I happily volunteered 1.5K+ hours as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), working directly with kids in foster care and helping with volunteer recruitment, community outreach, fundraising, and event planning.

Since being in SF, I've met some fantastic folks while delivering Thanksgiving meals for the Salvation Army, fostering crazy cute kittens for the SF Animal Shelter, and helping out at The Food Depot when I can - bagging bulk food in their warehouse, heavy lifting at events like Canstruction, selling swag at their super-cool Souper Bowl fundraiser, and helping helping them raise $150K+ at the 2017 Mayor's Ball.

I heart volunteering.

Connector

I get a high from bringing people together. I also love meeting the people and hearing the stories behind a business. That's why I launched the Kick-Ass Entrepreneurs of Santa Fe (KAESF) in January 2018.

For KAESF I coordinate monthly-ish events to allow audiences of up to 40+ to connect with the stories of SF entrepreneurs. I've been so thrilled with the connections made at these events that I'm now looking to broaden the scope and bring KAESF entrepreneur story time to K-12 students here in SF – to help young people see entrepreneurism as a career path they may never have imagined before.

Entrepreneur

In early 2018 I ditched a business I built over 12 years and transitioned my fervor for storytelling using the written word to coordinating storytelling events and producing videos that enable entrepreneurs to share the secrets of their success.

Last year, on top of creating video, web, and social media content for some kick-ass SF entrepreneurs, I was insanely fortunate to work on some crazy cool projects for the Santa Fe Business Incubator (SFBI) and loved helping the City of Santa Fe coordinate and market Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).

Last year was so much fun that I'm happily taking on similar projects in 2019.

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Santa Fe, NM 87506
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