Where are you from?
Evergreen, CO (yes, it’s as quaint and beautiful as you’re imagining).
How’d you get to where you are today?
An unconditionally loving and supportive family, grit, persistence, curiosity, courage, two degrees I never thought I would use (journalism and English), one degree I did (MBA in sustainable management), a love of Colorado, steadfast encouragement from my husband, family, and friends, some Buddhist philosophy, and a profound love of life and need to make the very most of it.
Traveling and adventuring, eating, laughing, being positive, empathy, communication, storytelling, and not taking myself too seriously (like, at all).
Why do you work for Conscious Company?
I believe business is the most powerful force on earth and, when used in a positive way, can make the change that we need to see in the world. I love telling the stories of and celebrating the people and businesses that have the courage to do things differently, try new things, and coordinate their efforts for the benefit of society and the environment. I also love building this business, working with this beautiful team we have created, and showing the world that women can own and operate an impactful, intelligent, mainstream business publication and media company.
What inspires you?
Love. I love love.
My grandma taught me how to make stained glass windows by hand. My maternal great-grandparents were from Croatia. My dad and I have an amazing secret handshake. If you put a ribbon dancer into my hand, stand back…I just can’t help myself.
What gives you hope for the future?
The reaction that we have received to the magazine so far. The purpose-driven economy has arrived and the up-and-coming generation is demanding that businesses have a higher purpose beyond profit. The heartfelt communications we receive from our readers thanking us for our work and the rapid growth of the publication reaffirms this for me every day.