July 21, 2014
I came to be at World Pulse about 6 months after a big relocation to Portland from Denver, Colorado--big because of the number years we were in Colorado: more than 30 years! I love World Pulse, its mission, the energy, the sense of community and commitment to community and women everywhere. I am learning to love Portland!
My professional passion is the Nonprofit sector, where I work to leverage the data, financial resources and human capacity to create and communicate real impact, build organizational capacity and improve sustainability. I love the practices of Financial Management, Organizational Development and Impact/Performance Measurement/Management within all of that. Before World Pulse, I practiced these specialties through my own consulting practice. Earlier in my career, I worked in the Corporate sector, where I learned a lot and made a lot of great friends.
I completed a Masters Degree last year in Global Nonprofit Leadership and Management through Regis University in Denver, CO.
I am married to a talented Architect/Artist, daughter to a feisty 90-year-old mom, and proud mother to two grown sons. I have one daughter-in-law, and I love breaking all the stereotypes there! I have a lot of creative energy, for an Accountant (rumored to be too linear for artistic leanings), that is! I hold a Certificate in Rocky Mountain Gardening, I play the Celtic Harp, and I recently owned my own "design and make" business. I manage to make a lot of time for work, in spite of my real life!
More than you wanted to know.