Director of Person Centered Strategies
What is it about your work that energizes and inspires you?
I love the opportunity to be creative on a regular basis and help people make connections. There’s nothing like helping someone develop new relationships, discover a new interest or dive deeper into hobby. The best is when we can find another person or group of people who like to do the same thing. Seeing people connect, make friendships and become valued and respected in their communities is exhilarating.
What is one of the things on your bucket list?
Filling in my National Parks Passport. I'd especially like to go hiking in National Parks in the Southwest like Moab and Zion.
What’s your favorite tradition?
I love the 4th of July. Usually a family comes in from out of town and a couple of my friends and I go to my parents place. My dad grills his famous BBQ chicken thighs and we spend the day outside. We make s'mores in the evening, stay to see the fireworks and we usually catch the finale of the Minneapolis fireworks on the drive home.
What’s your idea of a perfect weekend?
It would be in the summertime spending time with family and friends. It would probably involve some hiking, good music, and international cuisine or a barbecue.