About

Innovation is a sexy word. When you get into it, you learn that it entails running head-on into the wind, defying the gravity of how things currently work. I help talented tech developers and entrepreneurs realize their audacious visions by developing their messages, programs and events and wrangling teams of people to get stuff done. I also love to talk and coach startups.

I’ve had the privilege to work with amazing people at Mozilla, Charles Schwab, a myriad of Internet startups, a venture capital firm and an executive search firm, and speak at events including TEDx, South by Southwest, the HTML5DevConference, and the ForwardJS conference.

I went to Stanford University to study history, UC Berkeley’s Haas School to study business, and completed the Coro Community Fellowship to gain a greater understanding of big-picture complexities.

Lots more details on the Professional Me are here.

What you won’t see on that page: I was dubbed the “Internet Princess” in 1998 and I’m a Yelp Elite and Foodspotting Super Spotter. To offset the impact from those last two efforts, I’m a professional group cycling instructor (currently for Crunch Fitness).