My road in life took a while to figure out.
Spent four years working at Starbucks while getting my bachelors degree.
Accepted a management position with Starbucks after graduating from college.
Worked as a store manager and classroom facilitator for four years.
Felt I needed a change, so I sold everything and moved to South Korea!
I taught English there for two years.
I traveled all over Asia, and then road-tripped across America!
I visited the Grand Canyon and learned I could get a great job there.
I'm now combining my love of business and teaching to help managers be successful!


Management Training Specialist

I teach developmental classes to managers at the Grand Canyon.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

Most days I'm either researching and creating classroom curriculum for our managers, or I'm actually teaching in the classroom. I also lead new employee orientation each week, and I assist in the development of other programs in the company.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

I would suggest getting management experience at a company while attending college, or shortly after. Empathy and understanding are a large component of what I do as a Management Training Specialist. How can I help managers develop in their roles, if I've never done their job?

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"You should keep working your way up with the great company you work for because you're "writing a story," and you don't want to have to start that story over, do you?"

Challenges I Overcame