Who is your mentor, and how did he/she shape your career?

I consider my late father to be my mentor. He continuously taught me about a strong work ethic, but also to balance that with understanding and compassion for others. The many life lessons, that he had throughout his life, he passed along to me. It made me have a better sense of understanding of my purpose and also the drive to help others, seeing the dignity and worth of everyone. He strongly implemented my sense of conviction, which has shaped my career and the services that I provide for others.

 

How do you continue to grow and be a lifelong learner?

I operate from a “knowledge is power” philosophy which helps me continue to be a lifelong learner. I give myself time to reflect and build my self-awareness of the things that I don’t know, even if it means I need to step outside of my comfort zone. I challenge myself to be comfortable being uncomfortable so that I can engage in difficult conversations and make decisions. This process is never-ending. There’s so much that we all can learn!

 

What is your favorite thing to do outside of work?

I love spending time with my family and traveling. I have two little boys that keep me busy. As a family, we love to explore and travel.