From an early age I knew that I would challenge the norm – I never liked to follow others and was very stubborn about questioning authority. This might not have served me all that well in organized institutions, but as an entrepreneur, it has propelled me to the top of my game. In addition to running my business as its sole owner for 15 years and counting, here are a few fun facts about me:
In 1992, I dropped out of college to do “find myself,” as the saying goes. I returned 1.5 years later – despite naysayers who were convinced if I left at all, I would never return. When I finally graduated in 1996, I left Michigan and moved to Boston with just $200.00 in my pocket. The one person I knew here moved away about a month after I arrived. I had to take a retail job to make ends meet while I searched for the job I really wanted – a position in a high growth tech PR agency. I wasn’t exactly living the glamorous life I had envisioned after so much hard work. (Then again, what college graduate is?!)
Just two years later, in 1998, I founded my own agency – a small business that has employed men and women all over the United States, and worked with leading companies around the world – from public entities such as Constant Contact, Northeastern University, WebEx and Juniper Networks to hot startups such as Photobucket, Mindjet, Conduit, Sermo and more. I’ve grown the company’s services, staff and reputation with little more than tenacity and a stubborn drive to succeed. I have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Businessweek, Dun & Bradstreet, ABC, and more – sharing insights on everything from small business management, marketing and HR to the best tech tools, social media strategies for business, digital branding and content ideas, and even how to be a successful working parent. I sit on the Board of Directors for multiple companies in tech, healthcare and consumer lifestyle brands, and I’m an angel investor from time to time. You can read more details on my credentials, here.