Events and Social Media Marketing Manager
Corridor Business Journal
AGE: 28

Best advice you ever received?

“Work hard and the rest will follow.” My dad is a custodian at the local community college. Before that he made batteries on the manufacturing floor at Exide. He’s never had a “glamorous” job, but he takes pride in his work, shows up each day and provides for his family. I’ve always admired that and like to think I got his strong work ethic. It’s served me well.

What do you consider your biggest break so far?

I was working at the Corridor Business Journal for just over a year when the previous event manager resigned. I had interned in the CBJ events department and thought I would be a good fit. I told the publisher that I wanted the job and he took a chance on me. Four years later, and I’m behind the scenes of great events like Forty Under 40!

What would most people be surprised to learn about you?

I started my own newspaper, Girl Talk, in the fifth grade. My friends helped as reporters, and we even sparked a rival classroom newspaper.

What’s the biggest issue facing the Corridor, and why?

This extends well beyond the Corridor, but there are too many shootings. Children shouldn’t be scared to go to school. Classrooms should have drills for tornadoes, not active shooters.

What are your passions outside of the workplace?

I never used to consider myself an artistic person, but then I realized I was just bad at drawing and painting. I enjoy art in the less traditional sense – Photoshop, making piñatas, party signs, folding books and calligraphy.