When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A president.

What would you do if you didn’t work in healthcare?

Because I love the emotions art exhibits/museums invoke, I would be an art museum curator.

What do you like most about working in healthcare marketing?

There is nothing similar or “cookie cutter” within healthcare. What is exciting, is that every campaign is a blank canvas with blurred lines.

What frustrates you most about working in healthcare marketing?

There is so much innovation within healthcare, which makes it an exciting field. Frustrations are part of the journey. Gratification that comes when winning through adversity.

Who was your mentor? What made her or him an effective mentor?

I had a few. Their ability to make you jump into the uncomfortable, doing what is required, not what is comfortable helped propel me forward in my career.

What are you doing to mentor others – to send the career ladder back down, so to speak.

I feel strongly that mentorship is part of leadership. Hopefully, I give my mentees helpful insights and perspectives that help them in their career decisions.

What’s something your colleagues don’t know about you?

How much I loved the Smurfs growing up.

What are the three things in your daily workspace that you can’t live without?

Coffee, pictures of my family, calendars.

What is your favorite book (or TV show, movie, band or song)? What about it resonates strongly with you?

”The Boxer” by Simon and Garfunkel.

What’s on your to-do list for when you retire?

Discovering new passions, spending time with family, traveling and basking at live music events.