Hi! First and foremost, I’m a mom to two beautiful kids, a daughter, sister, friend and a lover of people and community. I like to make people happy. I also like to cook, healthy local food is my passion. Gardening, running, Crossfit and hiking are how I like to spend the time I’m not giving to the people I love.
I work with people and organizations to grow communities that drive strategic business and personal goals. As the first employee of coworking pioneer NextSpace, I championed community and collaboration as both an agent of social change and a driver of business strategy. As the Chief Community Officer of NextSpace, I helped grow the company from an idea to nine locations – and counting. My primary role was to communicate and instill the organization’s culture in each new location. My guidance helped the staff develop vibrant communities, push the definition of collaboration, and convey the culture to visitors and train new employees. As part of an amazing team, I helped build NextSpace Coworking into one of the most successful coworking companies in the world. Along the way, I co-founded the two coworking industry associations, LExC and COSHARE, and co-developed industry specific events including leading the unconference at GCUC for two years.