In the first 20 years of my career, I built numerous consumer businesses and led teams within startups and elite brands. I was Facebook's Head of Public Figure Partnerships and helped develop new and exciting products like Facebook Live and Instagram Stories. I helped establish the infrastructure and scalable teams for public figures and content-creator partnerships. Then built and led the content creator team to establish Facebook and Instagram as content creator leaders managing hundreds of millions of dollars in budget. Before Facebook, some of my career highlights include:
- Co-founding EdTech company Archer Education, where I led the Internet Marketing team and helped raise nearly $9 million in funding.
- Leading marketing for music and entertainment companies like Maverick Records and Warner Bros. Records, where I launched the first-ever public figure channel on YouTube with Ashley Tisdale and worked directly with artists like *NSYNC, Linkin Park, Michelle Branch, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Talib Kweli, Neil Young, E-40, The Veronicas, Mariah Carey, Ashley Tisdale and many more.
- Running Business Development within the original team of Rent.com, which eBay acquired for $415 million in 2005.
- Mentoring and coaching hundreds of amazing college students.
Currently, I am an Education Leader with a deep Business Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Marketing background. I serve as a Faculty Lecturer at her alma mater, California State University Dominguez Hills and am actively pursuing College Lecturer and Professor positions. I also speak publicly for student and corporate audiences and serve as an advisor and consultant for various early-stage companies across entertainment, gaming and digital and education nonprofits.
At California State University Dominguez Hills, I have co-developed the curriculum for the Alpha Start initiative taking students through BootCamp style courses to launch businesses using A.I. and technology. I also represent the Business School Non-Tenure Track Faculty in the CSUDH Academic Senate and serve as a Faculty Advisor for the CSUDH Chapter of the National Success and Leadership Society and the Enactus Entrepreneurship clubs.
I am deeply committed to improving access to education and opportunity. If you have a speaking request or teaching opportunity you’d like to share please reach out.