I spent the first 10 years of my life working as a designer – primarily graphic design, but also theater set design, interior design and visual art (painting). I was able to incorporate my meticulous attention to detail with my creative aptitude. At the Planning Center I have been able to draw on these skills as I am involved with some of our more creative projects, like designing client deliverables and teaming up on our website.
When I’m not at work, I’m usually on the water in my rowing single training for local and national regattas. I’ve been rowing since college and love being out there, pushing my mind and body to its limit. I also throw a half-marathon in there most years, CrossFit, hiking the Superior Hiking Trail, and I have tried my hand at the likes of the Tough Mudder Obstacle Courses. I have to admit, though, that I’m not a crazy workout-aholic; it’s just that I also like eating so much that I have to work it off somehow!
Affiliations: Fee-Only Planning, FPA, FPA of MN, CFP® in Training, Notary Public
Education: BFA in Design with honors, Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago, 2006, Certificate of Entrepreneurship, University of Iowa, IA 2002, BA in Theater with honors, University of Iowa, IA 2002
Memberships: FPA of MN Education Committee Member 2015 –present; Vice Chair 2016 – present, Executive Board Member, Communications Chair – District 16 Planning Council, St. Paul, MN 2013-2015, Executive Board Member, Social Chair – Minneapolis Rowing Club, Minneapolis, MN 2010-2012
My favorite things:
My family (including my two cats). I’d be nowhere without their love and support.
My greatest extravagance (under $100):
The British Arrow Awards at the Walker Art Museum in Minneapolis. If you haven’t attended this event, you should. It takes place in December.
In my spare time:
In my spare time I enjoy rowing, running, lifting weights; reading, sewing and refinishing antique furniture.
The Superior Hiking Trail.
Most effective saving tip:
Open multiple savings accounts at your bank and name them to match short-term goals, and then transfer money to each of them every paycheck.
We listen and keep an open mind
We work directly for our clients and put client’s interests first
We hold ourselves accountable for pursuing the highest standards
We learn and teach continuously
We build powerful relationships by working towards common goals
We make decisions with future generations in mind