About Me

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I’m an assistant professor and the program director for the Organizational Leadership + Regional Commerce program in the College of Applied Science and Technology at the University of Arizona. It’s a job I love. I have a passion for making education accessible to all, no matter their stage in life. Many of my students are people returning to school to complete their Bachelor’s degree after working professionally for many years or serving in the Military.  It gives me joy to work with them to hone real-world leadership and business skills that will help them reach the next level of their career or next stage of their life. 

I’m also a marketing and communications consultant with more than 20 years’ experience at the executive leadership level. I deliver engaging content and brand marketing expertise to a host of clients across many industries. I help companies develop comprehensive and effective marketing strategies, and I assist them with targeting internal and external communications as well as public and media relations. I also help clients optimize their social media content to achieve maximum customer engagement. Last, but not least, I help clients with blogging, newsletters, and biographical materials such as CVs and resumes. I’ve also been hired by companies to write nominations for prestigious corporate awards as well as grant applications for non-profits.

As a freelance journalist, I contribute frequently to a variety of local publications, including Biz Tucson and Tucson Lifestyle Magazine. I also serve as a freelance editor for Biz Tucson.

As a native Tucsonan, I’m devoted to my hometown and believe in making it a great place to live and work. As such, I volunteer for several community organizations. I sit on the governing board of Greater Tucson Leadership and I’m a founding member (and current board member) of the non-profit Southern Arizona Beagle Rescue. At any given time, you’ll find several foster dogs running around my house as they wait for their forever home.

Other General Facts about me:

  • I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with dual majors in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from the University of Arizona.
  • I also hold a Master’s of Business Administration from the UA’s Eller Graduate School of Management
  • I have than 20 years’ experience in marketing and communications at the executive leadership level. Positions I’ve held include Chief Marketing & Communications Officer for Arizona Public Media; Director of Marketing at Trico Electric Cooperative, and Business Analyst for Arizona Electric Power Cooperative. In these roles, I was responsible for development of marketing strategy, consumer outreach, internal and external communications, public and media relations, digital marketing and market research.