I have spent most of my professional career in strategy and marketing. From 2005 to 2011, I was a consultant helping for-profit and nonprofit organizations with annual revenue under $50 million a year with general market strategy, message development, retention programs.
In 2007, I published my first book. The Breathing Organization is a leadership book written as a fictional story. It is available from Amazon.com.
In 2011, I became the CEO of The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. In the eight years I have been at the job, the museum has grown over 50% in visitation, received TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 7 times, received the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame recognition in 2018, was named one of the ’25 Best Museums in the South’ by Southern Living Magazine, and has been featured in USA Today, CNN Travel, National Geographic, Martha Stewart Online, The Chicago Tribune, and many more. Paducah has also been recognized as a UNESCO Creative City. A museum in a town of only 25,000 people, The National Quilt Museum annually sees visitors from all 50 states and over 40 foreign countries. I’m blessed to be able to make an impact at this museum, and I want to help museums around the world achieve this level of success!
I have several Degrees and Certificates including a Degree in Communication from Middle Tennessee State University, A Certificate in Disruptive Strategy from Harvard Business School, a Certificate in Sustainable Business Strategy from Harvard Business School, and a Certificate in Nonprofit Fundraising Management from the Lilly School of Philanthropy at Indiana University in Indianapolis.