TREASURER (2017 - Present)
“Real” job position: Senior Managed Health Programs Analyst
How did you first become interested in Learning & Development?
From a personal perspective, learning and development has been a key focus for me in my career and have been actively engaging in both formal and informal L&D activities from the start. I am a true believer that we should foster the growth and improvement of ourselves and others around us in all things we do! From an organizational perspective, my interest in L&D and organizational behavior was sparked by a variety of management classes I took. I am particularly interested in how it can help create resilient and competitive organizations. In my mind, learning and development is a crucial part to successful, vibrant organizations.
What is the must-have book or resource that is sitting on your desk right now?
The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization by Peter Senge
How did you get involved with VT Chapter ATD?
I started out attending the seminars that I felt were relevant to me and the work I do. From the beginning, I found the discussions and exchange of ideas very exciting and energizing, preparing me with ideas to bring back to my work and to help support my own personal development. A moment that really stood out to me was the Resonant Leadership workshop series that really allowed me to reflect on the way I wanted to lead.
What motivated me to join the Board was to get further involved with an organization that supports professional development and serves an important role in the L&D community here in Vermont. It is such a talented and diverse group of individuals that I might not have otherwise had the chance to learn from (or work with)!
Where can we find you when you're not working?
I love to fly fish and do so all-year round! I also really enjoy hiking, sailing, traveling (to fly fish), and cooking!