What do you do in your role at The Next Step?
Finance, HR, and Administrative Management; Project Management; SOP Development; Due Diligence Planning and Execution
How/when did you first become interested in this type of work?
“Why?” has always been one of my favorite questions, which led me to project work, operational audit projects, and solving business challenges.
What aspect of your job brings you the most satisfaction?
I enjoy researching, investigating, and resolving business challenges and establishing processes to streamline tasks.
If you have a pet, what do you most enjoy about them?
I don't have a pet, but frequently dog sit for friends and acquaintances. I make homemade "pupcakes" for all the dogs in my neighborhood and they all come to my door for their pupcake!
What unusual, non-work-related skills do you possess?
Quilting is my passion, and I make one-of-a-kind quilts from t-shirts, memory quilts from departed loved ones' clothes, multi-textured quilts for babies…the list goes on!
Credentials and Certifications
Certified Project Manager through PMI (ret.); Certified Project Manager through American Institute of Project Management (ret.); MBA in Leadership and Organizational Change from St. Thomas University; BS in Management, Marketing, and Human Resources from Mankato State University; BA in Accounting from Winona State University; roles as Director of Business Processes, Director of Program Management, Client Relationship Manager, Plant Manager, Controller, Human Resource Manager; Dale Carnegie courses; Lean Training
Homebase: Eden Prairie, MN USA