Passionate About Inspiring Others
During the summer of 2006, I had a life-changing experience. After attending a state seminar, I traveled to Washington, D.C., for the World Leadership Congress hosted by Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY). There, I had the privilege of learning from dedicated volunteers and my peers from across the globe, discovering at the feet of legendary actor and philanthropist Hugh O'Brian that true leadership finds its first steps and grand objective in service to others.
Hugh's leadership philosophy grew out of his own experience with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Albert Schweitzer, who said "I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve." This profound statement had a tremendous impact on my life. From that experience to the summer of 2017, I poured thousands of hours of volunteer time into spreading that message to other young people and building nonprofit systems to continue that program's success.
I didn't know in the summer of 2006 what I wanted to do with my life; I only knew that I wanted to make a difference. That desire led me through my career from private sector management to education, nonprofit, and community organizing. From volunteer engagement to fundraising and development to executive leadership, I have served at all levels in a variety of nonprofit settings. In addition to these professional experiences, I have also served on foundation boards and grant-making committees, giving me valuable insight into program assessment and what it takes to attract the notice of major donors. Now, I endeavor to empower other nonprofit leaders and organizations to advance their own missions in communities across the country.
I have served at all levels-- from volunteer to executive director-- in several affiliates of nationally-recognized nonprofits. I have trained local nonprofits in fundraising and volunteer engagement, exponentially increased volunteer numbers, initiated successful programs to attract diversified community support, written federal grants in excess of $3.5 million, administered federal grant programs, led multi-county programs from crisis to success, and much more. To find out how I can help your nonprofit advance its mission, contact me about your free discovery consultation.