Experienced in strengthening community-based programs and small businesses through the development and implementation of creative concepts and marketing solutions. Dedicated to collaborative problem solving with a demonstrated ability to develop key coalitions and build relationships with a shared sense of purpose. Strong ability to develop and oversee new programs and projects and improve existing programs through effective project management skills. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills – a team player, focused on results.
Selected as a 2009-2010 Fellow for the Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute, which allowed in-depth study and focus on organizing stakeholders around effective management, conservation and protection of Virginia’s natural resources.
Trained in conflict resolution and collaborative problem-solving skills, personal and professional leadership skills, and gained a better understanding of key emerging environmental issues in Virginia.
The Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute is a partnership program of the University of Virginia's Institute for Environmental Negotiation, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Department of Forestry and the Department of Conservation and Recreation.