How long have you been a member of NABE Comm: Two years
When you were a kid, did you dream of being a Bar Association Executive? Haha, no.
If not, describe how you got to where you are today: I studied graphic design and art history in college. I interned with a couple museums, but eventually landed as an in-house design/marketing/catch-all creative person for a healthcare technology firm. While my husband was in law school, I learned of the NCBA. A job became available, and I went for it. I became the graphic designer at the NCBA in 2011, and was promoted to assistant director of communications in 2015.
What is the most rewarding part of your job: When everything comes together the way I hoped it would.
What is the most challenging part of your job: Balancing the high and low.
If you weren’t a bar executive, what would you want to be?: I’d own a specialty food store / art gallery / flower shop / champagne bar / with irregular hours that I’d run with unlimited funds. I’d also have a yacht to travel the world, of course.
What is your greatest accomplishment: Yet to come.
What is the best piece of advice that you ever received through NABE?: You’re not alone. There are interesting, smart, generous people across the country who know what you’re going through and how to help.
What would you tell someone new to the crazy world of Bar-Executive-dom?: If you’re at a voluntary bar, learn the ways and needs of your volunteers. Their dues pay your salary.
What makes you successful in your position?: I work fast.
What’s your favorite website or app?:
For work: google.com
Personally: swiss-miss.com and qz.com
Do you have a motto?: Figure it out.
“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” – Herman Melville
“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” – Jonathan Swift
“Pay attention to what you pay attention to.” – Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Favorite sports team: Go Heels!
Favorite band/album/concert of all time: Radiohead (In Rainbows) and Andrew Bird (Noble Beast) are my favorite albums.
Favorite Books: I am an avid reader, but I have to say the Harry Potter series, hands down.
Person you would most like to have dinner with (alive or dead): Peggy Guggenheim
Hidden talent: I’m not hiding any talents, but I hope there are a few lying latent, waiting to surface down the line.