I have been in my present position for 6 years. I don’t say job/work because I absolutely love what I do. I work with some of the most Fascinating people in Tucson. I get to interview them and share their stories with their neighbors. I am the Editor/Publisher/Sales Person/Chief Connector for Ventana Canyon and Skyline Country Club resident Facebook in print. What I do really needs to be broken into two sides.
From the resident perspective, I connect them with their neighbors in a unique and different way which allows them to feel the community feeling that used to be widespread and common.
From the business partners perspective, I connect business owners personally to some of the most affluent residents of Tucson through targeted print and Facebook advertising as well as events where I allow the business owners to personally meet the people that are viewing their ads on a daily basis. I also write stories about the businesses which further integrate them into the community.
My previous jobs were: Student Recruiter at the Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, City of Sierra Vista, Teaching Tai Chi, and Dex Media (Yellow pages for those of you young enough to not know Dex Media). I was at Dex Media for 16 years. Prior to that, I worked several jobs in Human Resources. I graduated from the University of Arizona in 1993 with two Bachelors. I received a BS with a double major in Finance and Human Resources and a BA in Japanese with a minor in Marketing. I did all of that in 4 years. I am a bit of a type A personality.
I grew up here in Tucson, AZ attending Santa Rita HS where I studied German, Russian, and French.
One interesting thing about me is that I am Fluent in 7 Languages and can get by in about 7 others. Ask me about it sometime.