Meet Our Team!
I think a founder’s heart is when you really understand that there is genius, and passion, and love in other people. I get the chance, as the founder of School Connect, to unleash that beauty in other people. I get to create a clear and simple pathway for them to be able to walk down together and transform a child’s life, a school’s life, and even a community’s life.
As a native Arizonan, I am dedicated to fostering innovative and sustainable cross-sector partnerships between school and community leaders. Why? Because Arizona’s future is deeply seeded at the intersection where business, nonprofit, civic, and faith-based communities engage with purpose in our local schools.
My hometown is Flagstaff, Arizona and one of my best memories from my childhood was our reading tree house at my elementary school. That special nook sparked a fire in me for learning that has never gone out. I truly believe that if a child is given the necessary tools that ignite that spark in them, they will succeed beyond their wildest dreams.
I cherish the off-camera moments, when a principal, or parent, or teacher pulls me aside and whispers, “I just can’t believe all these people care this much, and are working this hard – for us! Wait till the kids get here on Monday!” Then I wish the camera was rolling, but cheer quietly to myself because I know we are making a difference.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
We build relationships based on trust.
We believe that people who work together – win together.
We are strategically outcome driven.
We believe in the good in others and the good that is possible.
We do our best work every day for every person we serve.
We celebrate every win and milestone together.
We stay curious and look for creative solutions
We include the entire community.
Want to join a contagious team of leaders who are changing the world one community at a time?
Join Our Village
Doing this alone is impossible; it takes all of us working together to make a difference.
School Connect Summit 2022
January 25, 2022, 8:30 am – 12 pm, GCU Arena
Hear from nationally renowned leaders about how they have united to overcome the challenges facing our children, and what forever changed their perspectives.
- Learn how to navigate through uncertainty and change with your community as a powerful team.
- Expand your sphere of influence by networking with top local leaders to directly impact your community.
- Identify your next key steps to the future we build together!