Leadership

I'm a nonprofit professional with five years of experience leading small organizations and helping them scale. I've played a key role in several different functional areas, from operations and systems development, to human resources, volunteer management, events management, and strategic marketing, communications, and graphic design.

Operations Manager

Progress Alliance of Washington, October 2015 – present

As the Operations Manager of a small but dynamic $1.5 million nonprofit, I oversee financial management and processes, technology and human resources, provide staff support, and write, edit, and deploy communications.

Acting Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer

US Quidditch, December 2010 – October 2015

I was a founding director of US Quidditch and worked for the company as both a volunteer and one of the organization’s first employees. As Chief Operating Officer and then Acting Executive Director, I oversaw USQ’s transition from a volunteer-run organization with a $68,000 annual budget to a $400,000 nonprofit with five employees serving over 4,000 members. My work largely focused on day-to-day operations, including managing staff, developing operational controls and systems, and helping set and execute long-term strategies. Because of my background in creative writing and graphic design, I also played a major role in shaping the organization’s voice and visual branding.

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Operations Manager

The Harry Potter Alliance, August 2013 – October 2014

As Operations Manager, my role at the HPA was to maximize employee and volunteer productivity and the output of the nonprofit through project management and administrative maintenance. I had a broad range of duties including meeting facilitating, planning the organization’s presence at events, managing eight development and finance volunteers, and overseeing human resources, including benefits and policy administration and document creation and upkeep.

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