I have spent the past 12 years working in Career Services primarily in the tech and gaming industries, including a very successful career at Full Sail University (www.fullsail.edu), working with students, alumni and industry partners. I found a passion for helping students to understand the importance of good professional demeanor, and helping them to perfect their networking and communication skills.
I LOVE CREATING AND FACILITATING COMMUNITY, HELPING STUDENTS TO MANAGE THEIR CAREERS AND IDENTIFYING TOP TIER TALENT FOR MY MANY INDUSTRY PARTNERS.
Prior to my work in Education, I spent 20 years in the Music Industry. After many years in music retail, I went on to work with the I.R.S. Record Label as a Regional Marketing Manager, Valley Media as a Senior Product Manager and finally five years with the Universal Music Group as Regional Director for Florida and then Los Angeles. I was responsible for all sales and marketing in these regions leading a team of 20. I worked closely with the many label groups we served and artists as diverse as U2, Eminem, Reba McEntire and Andrea Bocelli amongst many others. I had the opportunity to lead an amazing staff that was recognized for their incredible marketing efforts while spearheading many corporate partnerships including the Florida Marlins, Florida Panthers, Shell Oil, Walgreens and Seagram Americas.
I love what I do - connecting people. Nothing makes me happier than watching people conquer their fears and realize their dreams. I love meeting people because meeting people presents opportunity. Networking is not something that should be feared. You don’t have to be an extrovert. You can stay true to who you are and still successfully network, communicate, and find opportunities with other professionals who share your same passions forging the path you choose to lead.