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Never ones for the ordinary, we’ve surprised many with the news of our newest addition.  Outside of our close friends and family that we’ve told in person, we didn’t make a peep on social media about our growing family.

We moved our oldest to college in August, and the following month brought home the sweetest baby boy we could ask for.  Yes, that means I started a new job just shy of 29 weeks pregnant.  The company I left did not offer any paid maternity leave since I had not been there a year, yet my wonderful new employer provided me with eight weeks paid to snuggle and bond with our little boy.

Without further ado, here he is.

Our little guy arrived on September 19th, at 5pm. 







Our biggest adventure

Monday, October 15, 2018


Never ones for the ordinary, we’ve surprised many with the news of our newest addition.  Outside of our close friends and family that we’ve told in person, we didn’t make a peep on social media about our growing family.

We moved our oldest to college in August, and the following month brought home the sweetest baby boy we could ask for.  Yes, that means I started a new job just shy of 29 weeks pregnant.  The company I left did not offer any paid maternity leave since I had not been there a year, yet my wonderful new employer provided me with eight weeks paid to snuggle and bond with our little boy.

Without further ado, here he is.

Our little guy arrived on September 19th, at 5pm. 









Sometimes when the grass seems greener, you get closer and realize it’s just fertilized with different manure. 

At the beginning of this year, I left the safe harbor of a company where I had built a career for the open water of a growing company that wanted my help to breathe new life into their training program.   The leadership changed within my first month in the role, and the future vision I had signed up for no longer existed.  Suffice it to say, I was disappointed to not get the opportunity to build a program from the ground up, let alone dealing with the micromanagement and 180 degree change in direction from the new leader.  

It would have been really easy to be discouraged, and to be honest, I was for a time.  I spent a few days really bummed with myself; how could I have walked away from a job I loved for so long, just to find an organization where on the best days I had an hour of job satisfaction?  Eventually I realized I was mourning a job that didn’t really exist anymore.  My beloved manager had left a month or so before I did at my previous job, the role had continued to evolve and the group I supported only had one or two (out of dozens) leaders still around.  That realization helped me determine that I didn’t necessarily make a mistake in leaving, but that didn’t mean I had to stay, so my job search began in late April.  

As the next opportunities began to appear, I realized I needed to be more thoughtful and intentional in my career decisions.  Asking better questions in the interview process and understanding the short and longer term goals of an organization were now much more important.  After a former leader shared an opening at her company – a large employer in our city that many former coworkers now call home, and the experience with the recruiter and hiring manager created a confidence in this being the right spot for me.  I received a generous job offer from them in June, turning down a couple of other opportunities in the works, and started in mid-July.  

From the moment I walked in the door on my first day, I’ve been overwhelmed by the kindness and team spirit by those on my team and in the office.  After primarily working from home for the past four years, I’m spending more time in a local office, working with teammates around the globe.  

I’m so grateful to call this place home, and to build the next phase of my career here. 



That greener grass…

Wednesday, August 1, 2018



Sometimes when the grass seems greener, you get closer and realize it’s just fertilized with different manure. 

At the beginning of this year, I left the safe harbor of a company where I had built a career for the open water of a growing company that wanted my help to breathe new life into their training program.   The leadership changed within my first month in the role, and the future vision I had signed up for no longer existed.  Suffice it to say, I was disappointed to not get the opportunity to build a program from the ground up, let alone dealing with the micromanagement and 180 degree change in direction from the new leader.  

It would have been really easy to be discouraged, and to be honest, I was for a time.  I spent a few days really bummed with myself; how could I have walked away from a job I loved for so long, just to find an organization where on the best days I had an hour of job satisfaction?  Eventually I realized I was mourning a job that didn’t really exist anymore.  My beloved manager had left a month or so before I did at my previous job, the role had continued to evolve and the group I supported only had one or two (out of dozens) leaders still around.  That realization helped me determine that I didn’t necessarily make a mistake in leaving, but that didn’t mean I had to stay, so my job search began in late April.  

As the next opportunities began to appear, I realized I needed to be more thoughtful and intentional in my career decisions.  Asking better questions in the interview process and understanding the short and longer term goals of an organization were now much more important.  After a former leader shared an opening at her company – a large employer in our city that many former coworkers now call home, and the experience with the recruiter and hiring manager created a confidence in this being the right spot for me.  I received a generous job offer from them in June, turning down a couple of other opportunities in the works, and started in mid-July.  

From the moment I walked in the door on my first day, I’ve been overwhelmed by the kindness and team spirit by those on my team and in the office.  After primarily working from home for the past four years, I’m spending more time in a local office, working with teammates around the globe.  

I’m so grateful to call this place home, and to build the next phase of my career here. 




Just over twelve years ago, I interviewed for an entry-level job I didn't think I wanted.  When I was offered the job, I figured I'd work there for a couple months until I figured out what I really wanted to do when I grew up.  That job was filled with opportunities and with hard work and luck, that job turned into a career as I figured out 'what I really wanted to do' without having to grow up too much.

In many ways, I did grow up in that company.  Personally and professionally; I entered as a 21-year-old who was lacking direction in life, and earlier this year I left as a 33-year-old professional who helped build a world-class team around the globe.  So many of my friendships were made there over the past decade.  Almost all of my 400+ flights, I owe to my employer.  They sent me around the globe, trusted me with projects before they were public knowledge, and gave me an opportunity to flourish.  I relocated a couple times, purchased a house, and built a life thanks, in part, to my career.

My next opportunity landed at my doorstep thanks to some kind words from a dear friend to the company's CEO.  I'm excited to bring my skills and experience to this growing company and will forever be grateful for the opportunities given to me since 2005.

The Next Big Adventure

Friday, March 23, 2018


Just over twelve years ago, I interviewed for an entry-level job I didn't think I wanted.  When I was offered the job, I figured I'd work there for a couple months until I figured out what I really wanted to do when I grew up.  That job was filled with opportunities and with hard work and luck, that job turned into a career as I figured out 'what I really wanted to do' without having to grow up too much.

In many ways, I did grow up in that company.  Personally and professionally; I entered as a 21-year-old who was lacking direction in life, and earlier this year I left as a 33-year-old professional who helped build a world-class team around the globe.  So many of my friendships were made there over the past decade.  Almost all of my 400+ flights, I owe to my employer.  They sent me around the globe, trusted me with projects before they were public knowledge, and gave me an opportunity to flourish.  I relocated a couple times, purchased a house, and built a life thanks, in part, to my career.

My next opportunity landed at my doorstep thanks to some kind words from a dear friend to the company's CEO.  I'm excited to bring my skills and experience to this growing company and will forever be grateful for the opportunities given to me since 2005.

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