What is the best part of your job?

Definitely the people! There’s a lot of work and planning that goes into the convenings and initiatives we host, but seeing folks come together to share ideas, learn new things and develop relationships is the payoff. Besides, our members are just good, fun people.

What do you actually do all day?

I talk to our members – help them find information or connect them to other people and experts. I travel a good bit – to NCNG convenings, or to visit members around the state. I read – so I can stay on top of what’s happening in the field. I work with Sarah and Tori to research, plan and implement a variety of programs. Oh, and a lot of email. A lot.

Why do you love where you live?

It’s green in the summer and red and gold in the fall; I can easily escape to walk on the beach or hike in the mountains; and the people are kind. I lived outside the state for a few years – that only made me love it more.

Favorite book?

Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese. He’s an Indian physician who grew up in Ethiopia and now practices (and writes) in the U.S. The writing is lyrical and the story is haunting and beautiful. His non-fictions books are fantastic, too.