I am a Recruiter in the San Francisco Bay Area for The Creative Group. Recruiting combines my twin passions: helping people realize their potential in the world and building businesses that add significant value to consumers’ lives. People and teams are by far the biggest contributor to company success, and I love working at the intersection of talent and profit. I place individuals in marketing and design roles that include visual design, web design, UX/UI, social media, digital strategy, online marketing, analytics and others.

My professional background intersects financial services, technology, entrepreneurship, wellness and social change. I’ve started my own ventures and consulted independently on over 100 others around the United States — for-profit companies, social enterprises, and non-profit organizations. I believe the combination of meaningful connection, positive mission, and the application of business management tools creates a virtuous cycle throwing off social benefit and profit. Clients have included: TechForward, Growthink, EKLA Home, William J. Clinton Foundation, Animal Legal Defense Fund, and Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada. My business plan projects have focused on the following areas: new media, technology, sustainability, non-profit, entertainment, retail, and yoga. Prior to consulting, I ran a yoga company in Los Angeles, meditating, learning, and teaching yoga, alongside growing a multi-million dollar business.

I received my MBA from UCLA Anderson in entrepreneurship, where I ran its nationally known business plan competition and served as a teaching assistant and advisor for multiple entrepreneurial courses and programs. These included: Financing the Emerging Enterprise, Venture Initiation, Johnson & Johnson/UCLA Healthcare Executive Program, and Management Development for Entrepreneurs. Since then, I have served as a judge for the business plan competition. I earned my BA from Dartmouth College with high honors.

Professional Highlights:

Education:

  • MBA UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • BA Dartmouth College with high honors