What got you into this business?

PR has such a draw for bright, talented professionals who are quick at adapting to many industries and issues, so naturally, the easy hours and high pay sold me!

Who has been a big influence in your career?

After nearly 20 years, I can honestly say that I learn something new everyday from clients and colleagues of all levels, but my greatest influence has been from professionals during my decade at Edelman.

What is your method for coming up with ideas and solutions for clients?

Soak up everything. Be a hawk. Read and view all types of media.

What makes the Gulf Coast stand out to you?

Nothin' like Louisiana shrimp

What do you do for fun outside of the office?

Wife. Mother. Runner. News Junkie. In that order.

List your school and major

Northern Illinois University, Journalism

EDUCATION

Northern Illinois University
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism