Who I Am
I started college as a piano major, finished with a degree in social work, went to law school and worked in college sports and government. I transitioned to design because it seemed like the obvious next step for a piano playing lawyer. I hope you catch the sarcasm here. My career progression is a direct reflection of my life – passionate about many things and willing to meet needs where I see them.
OWNER & DESIGNERMy parents gave me opportunities and options to choose how I would share myself with the world. They empowered me to full use of my interests and talents, and allowed curiosity to guide me through my academic and career pursuits. After law school, I taught myself the basics of good design and armed with Adobe Illustrator, started a stationery company. Over the years I’ve dabbled in event design, apparel design, and business consulting. I consider myself a close cousin to Johnny Appleseed: I love helping people bring something to life and then skipping on my way to plant more seeds that will hopefully thrive and bloom long after I’m gone.
Even though I’m not currently practicing law, and can not give you legal advice, I can use the best parts of my legal brain along with my creative brain to help you build something that releases good into the world.
Helping World Changers Focus on What Matters MostFighting for change is hard work. Sometimes, when you’ve been at that hard work for a while, you need a fresh perspective to realign your vision and your strategy. With limited resources and unlimited opportunity, it can be difficult to take time away from the heart of your work and focus on the core business functions that make your organization healthy. I use my knowledge, expertise, and passion for good to fill the gap between intention and action so that you can do what you do best – develop programs, products, and people who will change the world.
I believe that our impact together is greater than our impact alone. I help you to engage stakeholders at all levels to encourage strategic collaboration in our work together.
I believe that unconventional tactics, calculated risks, and steps in faith lead to brave and transformational results. I work best with visionaries, entrepreneurs, and organizations who are comfortable exploring the margins and prepared to aggressively pursue a better way forward.
I believe that information is your greatest asset. I ask a lot of questions in my quest to get to the root cause of your challenges and turn them into opportunities for growth and transition. We can’t design a better solution without a clear picture of where you are and where you want to be.
I believe that pain points are usually symptoms of a greater underlying challenge. Like your internal medicine physician, I move around pieces of a complex puzzle and I have a clear picture of the total health of your organization, business, or project.