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About Me

How am I different from other consultants?

Well, I'm an active fundraising practitioner and current executive management for a thriving organization. I walk my talk every day and I can offer you a wealth of knowledge and practical experience as a consultant and coach. Also, I think it's important to note that my coaching style is more graceful disruptor than passive advisor. My intention, the ultimate goal, is to always support you through positive change that will transform the way you do business.  

In addition to my consulting practice, I proudly serve as Sr. Director of Individual Giving & Communications for A Place Called Home (APCH) in South Central Los Angeles. There I am an active member of  the organization’s executive management team, and I direct all programs and initiatives related to the agency’s  marketing and communications, annual fund, major gifts and donor stewardship programs. In addition to playing a major role in raising $8M annually, I am also at the helm of a $20M campus expansion campaign, providing strategic oversight, direction and coaching to optimize prospect identification, cultivation efforts and successful major gift solicitations.  

Previously, I worked as a full-time Senior Consultant with Fitz Non-Profit Consulting. There, I guided clients through major campaigns, board recruitment and development, development audits, program restructuring initiatives and the creation of strategic development plans. Prior to consulting, I served as National Director of Development for The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research, Director of Development for  the New Children’s Museum in San Diego, and Senior Manager for the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation in Los Angeles. 

A self-proclaimed "accidental expert" at revitalizing fundraising programs to realize exponential growth, I have become skilled at building authentic, lasting relationships with philanthropists, and I thoroughly enjoy coaching other professional fundraisers to do the same. Using a no-nonsense, heart-centered approach to instruction, I find meaning and joy in coaching non-profit leaders  to turn their passion for the transformative power of philanthropy into strategic goal setting and effective daily action

My formal education has awarded me a Master’s degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Non-profit sector management from California State University, Northridge, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine.  

The labels that I proudly identify with are as follows:  Empath, Feminist, Accomplice, bibliophile, Angeleno, world's greatest auntie, dog mom, loyal friend, favorite sister to three brothers, seeker and teacher. 

 

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