Senior Business Designer

2/2020-7/2021

Board of Innovation

Brooklyn, NY

Human-centered design and business model innovation.

  • Global accelerator launch with covid reconfiguration
  • Customer insights and concept validation
  • Client team guide and innovation vision setting
  • Design thinking co-creation for empathy innovation

Senior Strategist

8/2017-2/2020

Strategy Consultant

3/2015-2/2016

Valtech Solutions

New York, NY

Enterprise digital strategy and business transformation.

  • Experiential retail focused on digital transformation
  • Acquisition repositioning and change management framework
  • Concept validation and business model revision
  • Concept development for the store of the future at scale

Inventor

6/2016-8/2017

?What If! Innovation

New York, NY

Innovation strategy focused on ideation and co-creation.

  • Functional beverage concept development and validation
  • Consumer product positioning innovation and brand extension
  • Pharmaceutical research and ideation co-creation
  • Loyalty program value proposition revolution and launch

Strategy Consultant

11/2014-6/2016

Gerod Rody Consulting

New York, NY

Marketing and strategy support focused on public good.

  • Private-public energy partnership positioning and messaging
  • Educational program positioning and messaging
  • Public education campaign development

Director of Marketing

9/2013-10/2014

Marketing Manager

10/2009-8/2013

Pinchot University*

Seattle, WA

Ethical leadership oriented niche university with sustainable MBA, organizational leadership MA, business skill continuing education, and other programs.

  • Re-crafted marketing strategy to content grounded stakeholder advocacy
  • Retooled professional development into a branded multi-certificate program
  • Merged two communications departments into one after an acquisition.
  • Directed the launch of Pinchot as “a university for the common good” including positioning and name change, collateral design and production, roll-out messaging and implementation, advertising and community activation.

*Pinchot has since merged with Presidio Graduate School

MBA in Sustainable Business

Bainbridge Island, WA

Bainbridge Graduate Institute*

2009

First sustainable business program in the country to offer an MBA, launched by Gifford Pinchot III and his wife, both noted innovation consultants coining the term Intrapreneurship.

  • Entrepreneurial innovation
  • Triple-bottom-line management
  • Interpersonal leadership
  • Community Econ Development
  • Capstone entrepreneurship project planned the launch and scaling approach for urban farming. It remaining active as Green City Growers
  • Student representative to the Presidential Transition Task Force
  • Student Lead for the Industry Concentrations program

*BGI has since merged with Presidio Graduate School


BA in International Studies

Seattle, WA

University of Washington

2004

PAC 1o state university with many top programs including mine.

  • Thesis: Housing, Immigration, and National Identity in Sweden
  • Focused on international systems and business in small nations
  • Swedish language
  • Architectural history
  • Study abroad 1: Stockholm, Sweden in a high-profile immersive collaboration between UW, Stockholm University, and the Svenska Institutet
  • Study abroad 2: Reykjavik, Iceland as part of an international summit on ‘Small States and European Integration’ by the EU and Icelandic government
  • Member of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. Served as Social Chair and representative to the Inter-fraternity Council.
  • Treasurer of the Swedish Club
  • Member of the American Institute of Architecture Students
  • Member of the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce
  • Baritone with the elite Chamber Singers choir
  • Volunteer with the Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS)

Skills

  • Innovation Horizon Planning
  • Human-centered Design
  • Innovation Strategy
  • Business Design
  • Service Design
  • Digital Transformation
  • Customer Empathy
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Co-creation
  • Team Leadership
  • Sustainability
  • Diversity & Inclusion

Profile

Futurist

Far out and pragmatically disruptive vision

Activator

Taking initiative to start with the goal in mind

Communicator

Mind melding with collaborators and stakeholders

Strategist

Systems thinking applied to the high level and the details

Achiever

Marking milestones to celebrate indicators of success

Founder, President

2008-2020

OUT for Sustainability

National

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. By sparking this movement, I helped folks of all walks to spark and pursue passion for social and environmental justice. With over a hundred events hosted around the country (including several groundbreaking Fab Planet conferences), dozens of articles published, and more than 5,000 volunteers and participants engaged, I’m excited to see the organization continue to work with the climate crisis, activism empowerment, and identity ignition.


Senior Fellow

2014

Environmental Leadership Program

Pacific Northwest

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


Board Member

2012-2013

Seattle LGBTQ Community Development

Seattle, WA

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.