Founder, Chief Positioning Strategist, Crisis PR Warrior
Nothing in my lifetime has filled my heart with more joy than the refugee humanitarian work I do through Humanity Rises (www.humanityrises.org). There are over 25 million refugees in the world who have been forced to flee their countries because of unimaginable horror – from genocide to chemical warfare to torture to terrorism and beyond. I founded Humanity Rises under the fundamental belief that during the world's darkest moments, light always shines through when humanity rises to help those affected by tragedy, and in helping to lift others, we lift ourselves. My heart is overflowing with joy when I’m doing this humanitarian work and I’m grateful to all the generous donors who make it possible for me to do it. #BeTheLight
Have you ever consumed a salad made entirely from ingredients that you grew from seeds? Now THAT's what I call joy. Be sure to ask me how I think my knack for gardening has informed my leadership style.
EVP of Social Media
The privilege of introducing my daughter to new things. The changing of the seasons. Other people's happiness and positive energy. The way my husband looks at me when he finds something I say endearing. A crackling fire. Live music. Sunrise. Ocean air. The feeling of my dog sleeping against my leg. Making people laugh. Learning. Witnessing love in action!
EVP of Public Relations
It’s pretty simple, traveling brings me joy. It might sound cliche but the moment I step off a plane, I instantly feel relaxed and excited to take on a new adventure. Life is crazy and moves quick, so it can be hard to disconnect and take time for yourself. When being in a new spot, it instantly puts fire in my soul to explore, eat, connect with the locals, and get myself to a beach. Some of my favorite spots are Greece, Italy, and Miami. My 3 nieces and 2 nephews also bring tremendous joy into my life as I watch them grow up. And nothing beats a fresh manicure!
Vice President of Public Relations
Celebrating the wins in life of those I love. Joy can't be found through things you wear, own or consume. It lies within moments such as seeing my nephew become starting pitcher or watching a friend complete her first half marathon. Witnessing the fulfillment, gratitude and accomplishments of those close to me is a reminder of how lucky we are to try our best at life every single day. I also have yet to meet a dog I don’t swoon over — and there’s something to be said about a freshly flossed mouth.