About Me

I have spent the last 20+ years working in the fields of human resources, health and safety, quality, and operations. I’ve implemented quality management systems and lean methodologies at companies in multiple different industry sectors; I’ve taught college-level courses in Industrial Relations and Collective Bargaining; I’ve worked as the VP of operations for a world-class editing firm; I’ve hired and provided coaching to thousands of employees; and I’ve helped numerous small businesses, non-profits, and individuals as an HR advisor and management consultant.

I hold bachelor’s degrees in biology and psychology, a Graduate Diploma in Management, and a Master of Business Administration. I also maintain designations as a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) and Senior Professional in Human Resources® (SPHR®).

In 2011, I started providing HR and management consulting services for small businesses and non-profits. In 2014, I founded Second Milled Furniture Co., when my love of furniture up-cycling took over my garage.

Outside of these activities, I try to pursue experiences that are personally fulfilling and make a difference in the world—such as local politics, animal rescue, and volunteer work.