I spent the beginning of my career in television and film in New York, LA, Chicago and Portland. The bulk of my work focused on providing project development and production coordination for large-scale productions with a variety of studios and Fortune 500 companies including; Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate, Sony Pictures Television, Nike, 20th Century Fox, CBS, NBC, HGTV, and Boy Wonder Productions. I implemented strategies on projects with budgets ranging from $10M to $300M.
As a consultant and strategist I have a decade of experience bringing large-scale multimillion-dollar projects to fruition. I have success working across multiple industries (media, entertainment, sports, government, technology and non-profit) to drive impact by building trustworthy relationships and cultivating mission driven action with diverse teams.
Behind all of that big business experience is also a writer and a woman who loves to help others. I lost my mom to cancer at 22, a life experience that changed me and has shaped who I am today. A little less than a decade later I decided to get more personal in my work. I saw an opportunity to use my experience to help others thrive and became a professional coach. People are at the heart of everything that I do; collaboration and the ability to coach and engage talented individuals is my greater calling.
I currently oversee Film Indy, as the first Film Commissioner for the city of Indianapolis. Film Indy is focused on marketing and growing the current local production talent and recruiting new film and television projects to the area. Since our inception in 2016, Film Indy has generated over $20 million in economic impact and created 1,000 jobs in Indianapolis.
I take a very personal approach to my coaching and consulting, leaning on my desire to create sustainable positive change in communities and individuals to drive success. I also have a passion for building community and giving back. I serve on the board of Indianapolis based non-profit, People for Urban Progress, and on the steering committee for Mayor Joe Hogsett's Create Indy initiative focused on enriching and expanding innovative and inclusive cultural engagement in Indianapolis.
I am a graduate of the Duquesne University professional coaching certificate program where I studied the Intentional Change Theory, Internal Family Systems Coaching and Coaching to the Positive Emotional Attractor.
In 2017 I founded The Jump Network a mentorship organization dedicated to create more opportunities for women through powerful curated connection.