A bit about me and what I spend my time doing…
I spent most of my childhood exploring the woods, riding bikes, or swimming with friends. I also spent a lot of time learning as much as possible. There were a few summers that I completed my middle school textbooks for the following year because I just could not wait. My poor teachers provided me with more advanced work and let me tutor younger students. In high school I saw study halls as a waste of time and was lucky enough to have teachers agree to let me fill up my schedule with independent studies. When I was not in school, I worked as many jobs as possible and filled in any extra time with volunteer opportunities. I have continued that trend ever since.
My undergrad years were spent on digital media and graphic design. My grad years were spent on digital media and communications, with a special focus on gamification, social networks, and emerging technology.
I currently telecommute full-time for the Center for Women & Enterprise out of our Burlington, VT office. When it comes to those “many jobs” I mentioned, I founded a community-based coworking and entrepreneurship center called The Space On Main; work part-time for CampusCE, an education management software company in Seattle; take on web design projects through Convoy Digital; and otherwise fill my time with various consulting requests.
I have gotten increasingly better at taking lots of personal time away from the computer. I fill up that time with swimming, paddleboarding, hiking, cross country skiing, photography, cooking, attending live music and arts, traveling, gaming (tabletop and video), and connecting with people. I am a huge proponent of biohacking, intermittent fasting, low carb/high fat consumption, autoimmune protocol, and Wim Hof Method.
My previously mentioned small town upbringing instilled in me a pretty strong sense of community. I am involved in many town, regional, and state boards and committees focusing on local/social opportunities, economic/community development, the arts, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
I live in Bradford, Vermont in a house overlooking the town with my partner, Ryan, and my grey tiger cat, Chowder. Our property is surrounded by forest and is 2 miles from downtown.