Executive Director, Downtown District
Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance
AGE: 38

Best advice you ever received?

Look up at the stars, and not down at my feet or phone.

What do you consider your biggest break so far?

Landing my current role in March 2018.

What would most people be surprised to learn about you?

I have a bizarrely accurate and contextual memory.

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

The workforce shortage and sustained population growth. Our area and its businesses need more people and talent.

If you had $1 million to give, what causes would you support?

Iowa CASA Program, Effective Altruism and Connect CR.

What are your passions outside of the workplace?

Reading, writing, traveling, competing, night life revelry.

What should people know about your generation in the workplace?

Top line goals and priorities will soon see a major paradigm shift as companies and organizations put a stronger emphasis on pleasing stakeholders rather than shareholders.

What do you want to accomplish by the time you are 50?

Publish at least three books, launch a successful, thought-provoking podcast, and help realize the priorities of the latest Downtown Vision Plan and bring the specific projects identified to fruition.