POSITION: Vice President of Finance
I am from Circleville, Ohio, which is about one hour south of Columbus. I went to Ohio State for my undergraduate studies and then moved to Cincinnati after graduation to take a position with Fifth Third Bank. Today, I help local, middle-market sized companies in the Cincinnati area grow and achieve their long-term goals. In my free time, I am at the gym at 5 a.m. every morning (no coffee needed) or watching some sort sporting event or sitcom on TV.
Why I got involved with GBC:
I was new to Cincinnati in 2015 and I thought it would be a great way to meet new people and also help the community that I call home.
Why others should get involved:
If you are new to Cincinnati, it is a great way to meet new people and develop your network. It is also a great way to give back to the community and have fun while doing it.
What makes GBC unique:
I think GBC is unique in that it is guilt-free volunteering with other young professionals in the Cincinnati area. I know one common theme we are always asking ourselves is, “How do we make our events safe and fun for our volunteers?”
First GBC event:
Pop Goes Westwood. It was a Hands On event where we painted the store fronts in Westwood to help the community prepare for their Summer Pop Up Shop series where local residents/businesses could sell merchandise with the eye towards jump starting the local economy.
Favorite GBC event:
I always enjoy participating in the Hands On events. I like getting dirty, putting in the sweat equity and seeing a project completed from start-to-finish all in one day. It always amazes me what a group of approximately 50 people can accomplish together in a few short hours.
What excites me about 2018:
I am excited to contribute a more macro level contribution after spending two years coordinating different events throughout 2016. I believe this experience will be invaluable to my leadership skills that I am always looking to develop.
Fun fact about me:
My birthday is on Christmas Day and, contrary to popular belief, I did not get double the presents growing up as a child. My family celebrated my birthday in October and we called it my “fake birthday.”