Who are you, and what do you do?
I am a Program Manager with a passion for delivery excellence.
Day to day I work to ensure our clients experience the same amount of surprise and delight in their account management as they do in our work. Outside of looking at overall strategic portfolio opportunities, you’ll find me in the trenches with the project teams making sure that they not only feel supported, but that they feel I continue to give my all to set them up for success.
Outside of work I am a wife, dog mom, travel enthusiast, painter, lover of all things related to water, and an avid concert goer.
Where are you from?
Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, I spent my childhood at our family lakehouse. (We take fishing very seriously!)
While I spent my younger days traveling the US national parks with my father, and my 20’s backpacking the world and living with a family in Ecuador, this January I made the leap with my husband and packed up for our big move to Silicon Valley to be here at YML HQ.
Tell us a little about your background.
I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion to help businesses grow to the next level. I worked a series of service based jobs to get through college, but couldn’t wait for more.
In my early 20’s I spent time in the education industry while I worked on websites on the side. After college I joined a consulting firm which continued to grow my skills in the technology space.
I left consulting to focus on driving forward technical portfolios & strategic projects for product based companies which was fun and exciting. Each time feeling rewarded seeing the success of new features and products being launched. When I decided to return to client work, I knew I’d be able to bring that knowledge with me.
Why did you choose to come to YML?
I loved the passion that came from the leadership team and knew this was an agency where the motto “Make a lasting impact” truly resonated with what I wanted to bring to the table.
What about this industry are you most passionate about?
I am passionate about artificial intelligence. I love exploring the endless possibilities of its application and believe that it will shape the future of how we interact in almost every capacity of our lives.
What are some other companies you admire?
As a hometown girl, I’ve always been impressed by the customer experience at Delta. They not only make it a point to give back to the community, but are known worldwide for their amazing experience. Naturally, American Express comes to mind as well.
However, I am most impressed with many of today's startups because in a world where it “seems like all of the new business ideas are exhausted”, many are still bringing groundbreaking ideas to the table through technology. Robinhood and Truebill are a few examples I love.
What are you favorite spots to eat in San Francisco?
I’ve just moved here so I still have a list of places to try, but I cannot stop myself from visiting “Kitchen Story.” It’s an amazing brunch spot with mouthwatering “Millionaire’s Bacon.”
How do you spend your spare time?
When I’m not fiddling with side projects in technology, you can find me on the water in a kayak or boat, watching live music (I’ve seen some bands an embarrassingly high number of times) or packing my backpack to explore a new country.