I was born with JOY!
Became a big sister and started learning how to lead (even if she didn’t always follow).
My parents encouraged me to go see the world and so I took a bold leap of faith. I moved 4 hours north to Duluth, MN. (Hey, it was almost in another state!)
Four months after graduating from the University of MN Duluth with a BA in Human Resources, I became a consultant and worked with an amazing group of folks who taught me about joy, leadership and teamwork.
Discovered how to find joy in the midst of a trial when my dad was diagnosed with cancer.
I started volunteering as Director of Children’s Ministry, which allowed me to strengthen my leadership muscle. Plus I got to hang out with students who reminded me how to laugh and find joy in the simple things.
I became an Auntie and started to see joy through a child’s eyes.
Began to daydream about starting my own business which led to Simpliciti Consulting being born. A month later, it got put on hold because I landed my “dream job” and started speaking 125 times a year.
Graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign with a Masters of Education and went on my first mission trip to Africa.
Began to study joy which lead tot he creation of the Joy-fueled Experience™.
Leapt full-time into being an entrepreneur and published my book “Joy Notes: 90 Days of Delight.”
Held the first Joy-Fueled Retreat in Chicago, IL.
Took my Joy-Fueled classes and retreats on a U.S. Tour and coached 180 leaders.
Took another leap of faith and moved out to Portland, OR to begin working with Africa New Life, while still running my business.