What is your favorite part of being on the SPACC YPro Committee?
A: My peeps! I love meeting new people, and the people you befriend through YPro events are top-notch.
What is an interesting fact about you?
A: I can't make it through a Harry Potter movie without falling asleep.
Who inspires you professionally and why?
A: My brother. He works harder than anyone I know, and never settles for less than perfect. Try and wake up before him in the morning, I dare you...
Any tips for networking?
A: I could write a book on this! Mostly, just try not to be afraid. Everyone in the room is/was just as intimidated as you...and remember, if it's a networking event, people are there to do that! There's no secret society going on behind the scenes that you're not a part of.
What is the best piece of advice someone has given to you?
A: Indirectly, and more of a quote than advice, but..."We all do better when we all do better" - Paul Wellstone.
What is a great way to further professional development?
Brownie Points Incoming: The Chamber! Seriously though, surround yourself with positive people...places like your local chamber and other networking groups can help build lasting relationships, and have big impact on your level of success.
What skills have you found essential for success?
A: I'm still working on this one, but learn how to say no. It's vital to business growth! Also, harness the power of passing the baton. It's hard not to want to do everything yourself, but you will limit yourself and likely your business if you don't.