Board of Innovation

Brooklyn, NY

Senior Business Designer

1/2020-COVID19

I launched a six month B2B innovation accelerator, and then as COVID-19 took hold, reconfigured the many moving parts into a virtual experience using collaboration tools like MURAL, and relaunched for five teams around the globe (the CEO paused it for the time being so I’m furloughed pending next steps).

Valtech Solutions

New York, NY

Senior Strategist

8/2017-1/2020

Strategy Consultant

3/2015-2/2016

I led consumer research, product ideation, digital analysis, innovation evaluation, digital user experience, generational market trends, positioning, persona development, etc. My work shifted business models, redefined core values, and driven value by creating seamless, omnichannel experiences for end consumers.

?What If! Innovation

New York, NY

Inventor (Consultant)

6/2016-8/2017

I created breakthrough ideas for new products, brands, services, and business models. This process included consumer and expert interviews, online community concept testing, workshops with both internal and external stakeholders, and other insight generating actions that go deeper than traditional market research or business consulting. I supported business development with research going deep into leading edge trends and market forces in the sector.

Gerod Rody Consulting

New York, NY

Strategy Consultant

11/2014-5/2016

Independently and with agencies, I have led innovation evaluation, visual identity, positioning, and omnichannel messaging expression. I directed a robust discovery process at a leading energy program, defined organizational personality and key messaging with a human services organization, and led creative expression, asset development, website architecture, content creation, and brand guidelines for nonprofit, corporate, and social enterprise clients.

Pinchot University

Seattle, WA

Director of Marketing

9/2013-10/2014

Marketing Manager

10/2009-8/2013

I directed all marketing and communications with key influence on organizational strategy and product development, leading a team of six. I retooled professional development into a branded program, recrafted our strategy to focus on content marketing, and shifted communications to focus on community engagement.

I launched Pinchot as “a university for the common good” to connect several merging entities. I directed the positioning and name change, collateral vision, design and production, roll-out messaging and implementation, and community activation. It resulted in beautifully improved KPIs with doubled digital metrics, increased application rate, and increased student and alumni satisfaction.

Actionable Vision Strategy

My ‘superpower’ is envisioning bold futures and championing those breakout ideas into viable transformational strategies.

Entrepreneurial Innovation

Connecting bold vision, fueled by insights, helps me break through stagnent rivers of thinking to reach actionable tactics that result in measurable outcomes.

Fresh Identity Positioning

With a keen sense of design, language, and storytelling, I craft impactful identities, experiences, brands, campaigns, and more.

Compassionate Leadership

Whether building new ventures or transforming from within, my thoughtful approach to teamwork yields results with staying power.

Research

  • Social listening
  • Digital analytics
  • KPI analysis
  • Trend analysis

Qualitative

  • Consumer immersions
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Digital communities
  • Ideation facilitation
  • User testing
  • Empathy exercises
  • Real-time digital concepting

Quantitative

  • Observed behavior mapping
  • A/B testing and surveys
  • Card sorting testing
  • Data visualization
  • Mock product offering

MBA in Sustainable Business

Bainbridge Island, WA

Bainbridge Graduate Institute

2009

Studies focused on triple-bottom-line accounting, interpersonal leadership, entrepreneurial innovation, and change management strategy.

Additional concentrations in Community Economic Dev and Green Building.

BA in International Studies

Seattle, WA

University of Washington

2004

Studies focused on international cultural and business systems in small countries, with minor studies in Swedish language and architectural history.

Thesis on the impact to Swedish national identity from shifts in immigration patterns, in the context of housing systems since WWII.

Studied in Stockholm, Sweden in a high-profile immersive collaboration between UW, Stockholm University, and the Svenska Institutet.

Studied in Reykjavik, Iceland as part of an international summit on ‘Small States and European Integration’ by the EU and Icelandic government.

OUT for Sustainability

National

Founder, President

2008-2020

Envisioned, built, and led the first and only nonprofit to bridge the LGBTQ community and sustainability values. The organization’s focus is on education and advocacy supported by a network of thousands with international reach.

Environmental Leadership Program

Pacific Northwest

Senior Fellow

2014

Member of the fellowship program’s first Pacific Northwest cohort, with immersion in diversity, systems thinking, and strengths-based leadership.

Seattle LGBTQ Community Development

Seattle, WA

Board Member

2012-2013

Inaugural member of the nonprofit leading efforts to build a viable concept and model for an LGBTQ community center, nonprofit co-working space, cultural space, interactive educational exhibit host, and possible elder housing.

Futurist

Far out visioning

Activator

Initiative taking

Communicator

Mind melding

Strategist

Systems thinking

Achiever

Milestone making

Grist Magazine

40 People Redefining Green

Reaching Out MBA

Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility

Environmental Protection Agency

Pride Keynote

Triple Pundit

The Rise of Equality in Business

The Guardian

The Power of LGBT Pride in Driving Sustainability

Mannschaft Magazin

Protecting the Environment as a Common Goal

Seattle Times

Combining Gay and Green