I am the Founder and CEO of Avenue, a B Corp digital and social media marketing agency for purpose-driven companies. Our proprietary suite of marketing products and custom services help brands and businesses of all sizes grow sustainably and successfully. As a Certified B Corporation®, Avenue is proud to be part of a global movement of people using business as a force for good. We believe B Corps are redefining success in business and inspiring businesses to not only be the best in the world, but to be the best for the world.
Prior to founding Avenue, I held a variety of executive leadership roles at digital and full-service agencies. During that time, I helped build a startup agency from the ground up to over $1M in revenue and facilitated its merger with a larger agency. Over the past 15 years, my responsibilities have spanned business management, executive leadership, marketing agency operations, sales, client services, talent recruitment, mentorship and public speaking.
I am passionate about having a meaningful impact on our community through volunteerism and board service. I currently serve on the Statewide Board of Directors for SMART Reading as Immediate Past Chair, as Board Member and Chair Elect for B Local PDX, on the EO (Entrepreneurs' Organization) Board as Accelerator Chair, and as the Immediate Past President, Secretary and Charity of Choice Chair on the Board of Directors for SEMpdx (Search Engine Marketing Professionals of Portland). I have previously served as a Board Member and Nominations Chair for Business for a Better Portland (BBPDX).
In the community, I serve as a Business and Marketing Mentor for Prosper Portland’s Digital Marketing Program and as a Business Coach for Xxcelerate, both of whom serve women and BIPOC entrepreneurs and business owners. I am also a speaker and instructor for organizations such as the American Marketing Association, SEMpdx, Oregon State University, Portland State University and University of Oregon on the topics of digital marketing, entrepreneurship, leadership and culture, B Corps, women in technology and anti-racism.
Through my work at Avenue, for our clients and within the community, I was recognized by the Portland Business Journal with the CEO of the Year Award for 2023, the Women of Influence Award List for 2020, the Forty Under 40 Award List for 2017, B Lab’s B Corp Best for the World™ (Workers) and B Corp Best for the World™ (Community) lists for 2022 and as a finalist for the OEN Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2022.