Tell us about yourself.
I was born and raised in Southern California. I moved to Colorado about seven years ago to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder (GO BUFFS!), where I studied Sports Management and Human Resources Management through the Leeds School of Business. After I graduated from CU, I started my career with Kroenke Sports and Entertainment, where I am now an Account Executive of Group Ticket Sales with the Denver Nuggets. In regard to the Girl Scouts, I am the one who organizes the Girl Scout Pajama Jam at the Pepsi Center!
In addition to working with the Denver Nuggets, I am also a Yoga Instructor for CorePower Yoga. I am certified to teach four different formats at CorePower Yoga: Hot Yoga, Hot Power Fusion, Yoga Sculpt, and Core Cardio Circuit.
Sports and fitness are two of my passions, so I feel extremely lucky to be able to go to “work” every day and do something that I truly love and enjoy!
When in your life/career have you been a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader)?
One specific G.I.R.L moment that sticks out to me was when I was applying for the Business of Sports (BOS) program through the Leeds School of Business. At the time, the program was fairly new, and EVERYONE wanted to be a part of it. The problem was that the program only admitted 50 students, out of approximately 4,000 that attend the Business School. Additionally, the program was only offered to students that had completed a set number of requirements and credits. As an incoming freshman, I had my sights set, and I knew I needed to be a part of the BOS program to pursue my dream of working in sports. But, I also knew I would have to get creative due to the tough completion to get accepted into the program. I took the initiative and was persistent in getting a meeting with the program manager to express to her my interest in the program. Due to scheduling conflicts with when the program was offered, I would only be able to attend the program during my senior year, so I knew that I had three years ahead of me to prepare. Throughout the three years, I continued to build my relationship with the program leads through office drop-ins and volunteer opportunities within the Business School. I also continued to follow-up and show (or if you ask them…pesteringJ) them my interest and desire to be a part of the program. I went above and beyond to make sure every box was checked on the “requirements” page for the BOS program so that she would have no other option but to admit me into the program. After all the hard work and thought that went into preparing for the BOS program, I’m happy to say this G.I.R.L. was one of 50 who were admitted into the BOS program!
The lesson here is that if you have a goal in mind, go out and get it! Do not be afraid to take a risk because the reward can be so much greater!
What does it mean to “take the lead?”
For me, “taking the lead” means to lead by example. I think that actions speak WAY louder than words, so instead of talking a big game and letting everyone know your next move, take action in silence and let your work speak for itself.
Why is it important for girls and women to “take the lead?”
It is important for girls and women to take the lead because it is important to we show the next generation that we can and we will! Women are strong and powerful, and we all have it in us to lead by example, sometimes we just might need a little encouragement from other women to believe in ourselves!
What has helped you achieve success?
Believing in myself! There are a lot of people who have helped me get to where I am today, but ultimately if I wasn’t exercising my G.I.R.L. power then I wouldn’t have been able to achieve the success I have today!
Were you a Girl Scout? If so, tell us about your experience and what is the most important thing Girl Scouts taught you?
I was never a Girl Scout, but I work very closely with both the Girl Scout Leadership Team, as well as Girl Scouts themselves during Girl Scout Pajama Jam, and they are nothing but great girls!