I’m from sunny San Diego, but have been living in Greater Cincinnati for over 10 years now. I received my B.A. in Communications from Northern Kentucky University and went on to work professionally in nonprofit fundraising, marketing and volunteer management after graduation. I returned to NKU in 2015 to serve as the Membership Sales & Marketing Coordinator for its new Campus Recreation Center. I am also currently pursuing a M.S. in Business Informatics at NKU. I live in the Mainstrasse Village neighborhood of Covington, and I love it!
Why I got involved with GBC:
What makes GBC unique:
If you’re interested in helping out our community in either a mild, moderate or heavily involved fashion (your choice!) while meeting an awesome group of people, this is it. There is great flexibility for volunteers while offering a diverse variety of ways they can be involved. For those who are looking to polish their leadership skill set, GBC provides ample opportunities for people to join a committee, help with planning events and even join our board. I like how easy GBC makes it for volunteers to meet each other by creating a welcoming environment, holding after-parties when we finish volunteer events, hosting social events (thanks Ali!), and hosting new member happy hours (thanks Ethan!). I have met so many new friends through GBC, and I really enjoy seeing friendships among others flourish through volunteering as well.
My first GBC event:
I love our Back to School events! We take on large painting and cleaning jobs at a local school. Back to School is our first volunteer event of each year, and I love the energy and enthusiasm that the large crew of volunteers bring. I really enjoy Hands-On volunteer projects as they foster a genuine teamwork-oriented, collaborative environment; and then, you can see the fruits of your labor. They are a great way to get to know new people!
I’m also a huge fan of our social events, especially the annual Holiday Party. Getting together with fellow volunteers to show appreciation and celebration for all of their hard work and dedication feels so great.
What excites me about 2018:
I’m very stoked about the energy and enthusiasm that our new leadership team brings. We have a great mix of talented, diverse and passionate leaders who want to make Greater Cincinnati a better place for all in our community. Our leaders are also committed to making the GBC experience for all of our members unparalleled. I have met many new volunteers in recent months, and I am SO excited to welcome them back in 2018, get to know them more closely and see all of the amazing things they will accomplish for our community.
I love to travel! Both domestically and internationally. I’ve been to almost 20 countries, and I’m hoping to make it to the Philippines or Vietnam this year. A personal goal of mine is to visit all continents by age 30. Africa and Antarctica are all I need!