With over 20 years' experience in human resources, hospitality, and academic roles, I'm an expert in human relations and business culture. Providing advanced leadership, employee engagement, and human resource consulting, I understand the complexities of today's dynamic workforce.
My career began in hospitality, leading operations and human resource departments for Fortune 500 companies, including Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants and Marriott Hotels Worldwide, and serving as the head of human resources for over 700 employees at Market Broiler Restaurants. I then found my passion for teaching and consulting, which led me to earn a Ph.D. from Iowa State University in Hospitality Management with a research emphasis on human resources. This pursuit led me to the role of culture and human resource speaker. I was asked to speak at organizations including the Orange County Hotel and Lodging Association, Collins College of Hospitality Management, the International Education Corporation, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, and several others.
Currently, I support organizations in both culture and human resource strategy while serving as the founder of Inospire. I am the host of The Corporate Shadow podcast; I serve as a redistricting commissioner for the City of Long Beach; I am an assistant professor of hospitality management at California State University, Long Beach; and I serve on the Board of Directors as the Director of Membership Services for West Federation International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education.