I have a creative writing degree from the University of Washington, a certificate in nonprofit management from the same, and over seven years of on-the-job experience as a graphic designer and web developer. I’ve built my career in small, start-up stage nonprofits that have allowed me to roll up my sleeves and jump in to any and every task: I’ve managed budgets of $400,000 to $2 million, developed operational and HR systems, planned events for 10–2,000 people, and directly managed teams of 2–14 people.
In 2010 I co-founded US Quidditch and worked for the nonprofit first as a volunteer and then as one of USQ’s first employees. As Chief Operating Officer and later Acting Executive Director, I oversaw USQ’s transition from a volunteer-run to employee-led organization, and from an annual budget of $68,000 to over $400,000. For more work details, see my resume.
When I was 12 I taught myself how to build websites to participate in the burgeoning Harry Potter fandom. The Chamber of Secrets was my first web design project, which I rescued from Geocities and place here for general amusement.
I’m an aerialist currently training in the pre-professional program at The Circus Project.
Photo by Danny Boulet
I sew historical or otherwise fantastical costumes when I have time, or when an appropriate event is coming up.
I’ve been an avid swing dancer since 2007.
Photo by John Cornicello