Where do you work?
I’m a Marketing Strategist for Children’s Hospital & Medical Center.
How long have you been a board member? What made you decide to get involved?
This is my second year on the board. I chose to get involved because I wanted to connect with other marketers in the community and stay on top of best practices in the industry. I’m so happy that I did! I have been fortunate to meet numerous talented people and learn so much from all of them. Plus, I had the opportunity to attend AMA’s Leadership Summit in Chicago last year and meet marketers from all over the country!
What do you do in your free time?
You can find my dog and I walking at various parks or relaxing on the patio. When I reluctantly can’t take my dog with me, I’m trying new spots around town. I also travel as much as I can swing it. Most recently was an annual ski trip – this time to Keystone, Colorado.
What professional achievement are you most proud of?
At Children’s, we frequently talk about our ‘why’. Why we chose Children’s and why we have passion for the work we do. Everyone has a different ‘why’, and they’re incredible to learn about. For me, I seek purpose in the work I do. I get to contribute to an organization providing innovative and accessible health care to children – how amazing is that?! It’s something I’m thankful for and proud of.
What’s your favorite TV show or movie?
Harry Potter marathon anytime.
You’re at a bar — what are you ordering?
I love mojitos, but I would also never turn down a good margarita.
What advice do you have for young professionals in the area?
Acquire as many skills as you can. They not only make you a strong job candidate but allow you to dabble and find what you enjoy most. Then, never stop learning. The marketing and communications industry is ever-changing and evolving. Adapting to current trends will make your work more successful.
I also recommend getting involved in community and/or professional organizations. It can be intimidating if you don’t already know someone in the group, but it’s rewarding and you make amazing connections along the way.
What’s your favorite part about Lincoln?
You get a little bit of everything in Lincoln. It’s a city, suburb and small town, all in one metro. And football Saturdays are truly unparalleled.