Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Went to a performing arts academy in high school.
Started college as a sociology major because I wanted to be a high school guidance counselor.
Realized that while I think it is a noble profession, counseling was not right for me.
Changed to a political science major with hopes of working in local communities.
Met my future wife who was extremely supportive of me following my dreams!
My senior year in college I started working full time as a communication coordinator for PLNU.
Graduated for PLNU and started a dream job working for the NOC Chamber!
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Career

Director of Community & Government Relations

I help communities grow.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Government
Business
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

A great day for me is when I have the opportunity to help build upon some of the fantastic things that the region has to offer. On any given day I may meet with a business that is looking to relocate to the region, sit with an elected official and share with them the business communities thoughts on a piece of legislation and hear from businesses about their needs in order to better operate their business. Working alongside the team that we have at the chamber of commerce.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

In order to create a path for success each and every one of us in high school should explore all opportunities. Go on business tours. Participate in an internship. And find a mentor.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

"You don't come from a city where people are able to be successful working with government, there are not a lot of businesses to work with and you probably wouldn't be taken seriously anyway."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student

Interviewed By

Anonymous Student