Join us in welcoming our new Sponsorship Coordinator to the OH family. We love her already, and want YOU to get to know her too.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: background, passions, hobbies, family.
Born and raised in Northern California near the Napa Valley, the allure of Southern California led to me attending college at Point Loma Nazarene University, and subsequently spending the next 8 years in the beautiful San Diego sunshine. Upon graduating with a degree in psychology, I had the privilege of joining Make-A-Wish San Diego as their Senior Wish Coordinator, and spent 3 years granting wishes and creating magic for medically fragile children. During a brief move to Chapel Hill, North Carolina I worked as a Campaign Manager for a marketing agency, and learned the ropes of for-profit business and advertising. My husband, Chris’, emergency medicine residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center led us to Nashville in June of 2017, and we immediately fell in love with the great expanses of natural space, beautiful trees, and access to amazing music and restaurants alike. I enjoy discovering new coffee shops, playing with our cockapoo, Oliver, hiking waterfalls, cooking and baking, reading a good book, and finding myself on planes to new places.
After working in a for-profit company for a few years I knew in my heart the desire to return to non-profit was real and could not be ignored. There is something about working towards a mission that is greater than yourself, that leads to change you can see and experience, that provides a reward far greater than a paycheck. The mission of Ordinary Hero combines my passions for international travel, learning about other cultures, and serving those in need by focusing on “changing the world for one” with purposeful, impactful giving – giving that goes beyond a donation. Giving that has a sweet face, an adorable laugh, a warm hug. Giving that personifies joy. I am thrilled and excited to begin my journey with Ordinary Hero, and look forward to sharing in that joy with all of you!