I grew up in Aloha OR, just 15 Miles out side of Portland. Growing up in a small town and being surrounded by forests and nature made for a fun childhood. I have always had a mind for business and asked for a subscription to Money magazine at age 12.
Managing people came easily to me. At 17 I was the department manager at a store and had employees double my age working under me. This has continued throughout my career. About 15 years ago, I started speaking at Rebuilding America meetings. At this time I was managing a sales team of 20. I developed creative incentives and unique ways to empower my team. I started writing and published articles on employee retention through empowerment. I haven’t stopped writing or speaking since; as this is a true passion of mine.
After the recession of 2008, I had the opportunity to work for a very large international general contractor where I started learning construction. I had some previous knowledge and education to help as well. While wrapping my arms around the trades, I discovered that I was a minority. Meaning females make up for only 9% of Construction. That when my years of empowering others kicked in. I enjoy empowering women and everyone. As an executive at a General Contractor now, I use my voice to bring awareness to the issue and to empower women to stick with the trade even through the hard and frustrating times. This can be relayed into many different situations when I speak on them.
I am passionate about speaking, writing and empowering others.