Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it.

Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”

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 communications, with a special focus on gamification, augmented reality, user interfaces, multichannel marketing, human networks, and emerging technology.

I founded and am Executive Director of a community workspace (coworking) and entrepreneurship center called The Space On Main; I serve as a Vermont State Representative (Orange-2); I worked for 14 years for CampusCE, an EdTech company based in Seattle, WA; and otherwise fill my time with various volunteer leadership roles.

My previously mentioned small town upbringing instilled in me a pretty strong sense of community. I am involved in many town, regional, and statewide organizations focused on local/social opportunities, economic/community development, the arts, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

I appreciate taking on big projects that require assembling working groups made up of a wide variety of voices, perspectives, and experiences. If I had to name my super power, it would be this mix of connecting and convening folks around conversations who may occupy the same space, but may never have spoken to each other. Watching the magic of these interactions and ensuing partnerships unfold is something that keeps me going.

My favorite ways to spend personal time includes swimming, paddleboarding, hiking, cross country skiing, fat tire ebiking, photography, cooking, exploring new restaurants, attending live music, traveling, gaming (tabletop and video), and connecting with people.

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and

it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.