I'm head of marketing for this really neat startup (just switched
from being a nonprofit to a b-corp) in Silicon Valley. Basically, I
get paid to tell stories to help super smart people help solve the
world's problems. It's awesome.
I spent the first 15 years of my career doing in-house marketing
for corporations, including six spent working for a large
international corporation as the global marketing director. (Read:
lots of travel to big cities... and many personal side trips.) I
loved learning about and experiencing different marketing and
cultural practices in each country I worked. But, I didn't feel
great about helping rich people get richer. So, I took some time
off to travel and work for a NGO in Tanzania.
Upon my return to the US, I moved out here to SF where I had been
told by many I should live. I think those people were pretty spot
on. However, I'm terrible at keeping plants alive, and everyone out
here seems to do that extremely well. I did get a puppy, however,
and she's just turned two… longer than any plants I've managed to
You can find me out exploring NorCal, learning the language (I just
used "hella" for the first time recently and it felt… awkward),
writing at cafes, trying to teach "Moshi" new tricks, trying out
lots of restaurants, volunteering, jogging, hiking, biking,
practicing yoga. And I want to take dance classes. And sketch more.
And discover the weird stuff locals know about. This place is crazy
and awesome and I love it.