In December 2011, I accepted a position with SPARK as our entrepreneurial services connector. I meet with local entrepreneurs to review their business ideas, and connect them with resources such as loans, grants and consulting services provided through SPARK or elsewhere. I have a passion for building community and coaching people, especially those who want to make a big impact on the world.
Before moving to Michigan in 2011, I worked in San Francisco at Pacific Gas and Electric on renewable energy. My experience also includes sustainability-related roles at the World Bank Group, greenhouse gas management at Chevron, an offshore wind developer based in Vancouver, BC, and leading a student trip to China. To stay active and involved in my community, I serve as vice chair of the Washtenaw Bicycling and Walking Coalition, and I volunteer with other local organizations.
I earned a joint MBA/MS in environment and resources from Stanford, where were I was immersed in an entrepreneurial environment. I received a BA in environmental science and public policy from Harvard, and grew up in Nova Scotia.