Hometown: Mounds View, MN
From an early age, I was able to try my hand at many different things. I grew up in Atlanta and developed a love of sports, music, volunteering, and meeting new people. I enrolled at Berea College, a small school in Kentucky where I earned a degree in Business Administration. It was also there that I got my initial experience in staffing and recruiting.
For four years, I worked as a Freshman Program Coordinator for the “Center of Excellence and Learning Through Service,” a volunteer organization that serviced the college campus and surrounding community. During this time, I fell in love with building relationships and being able to create opportunities for people to pursue their passions.
After college, I began a retail career in Kentucky but eventually moved home to Atlanta. I was able to continue my passion for working with people as an Office Manager and Volunteer Coordinator for a non-profit. The organization focused on the education and prevention of health issues plaguing the Metropolitan Atlanta area. This is when I also decided to serve my country and became a member of the U.S. Army National Guard, with which I am currently active.
After spending most of 2016, Active Duty Army, I decided it was time for another change. I traded the heat and humidity of Atlanta, for the desert heat of Arizona. I was fortunate to discover an online course that allowed me to get a better understanding of the essentials of staffing and recruiting and was later contacted by Megan McQuade. After talking with her, I made an easy decision to further my professional career as an Associate Recruiter with TruPath. I look forward to continuing to grow as a Recruiter, as well as contributing my knowledge and competitiveness to the TruPath family!
When I am not working, I like to spend time with my family, write poetry and binge watch new tv shows. I also love rooting for my favorite Atlanta sports teams, even when they blow a 25-point lead in the Super Bowl!
“Trust is the foundation of every relationship, professional or otherwise. Without it, there is nothing to build upon.”
“To be an advocate for your client, you must fully understand their needs, and do what is in their best interest.”
“It all comes down to saying what you mean, and meaning what you say. You must be honest and open. Effective communication is a big part of what we do, and without it, we cannot succeed.”
“It’s important to be a life-long learner. You’re never too old to learn or find a more effective/efficient way of doing things. Approach every situation with an open mind. Everything we face is just a step on the ladder of success, so use it as an opportunity for growth.”
“A positive team environment has the right mix of competitiveness and family. Often, we see our co-workers more than our own families, so there has to be communication, and openness amongst each other, and have the understanding that we are working towards the same goals. It is important to be able to learn and laugh together.”