Through my work with Otowi Group (www.otowigroup.com), I am engaged in partnership with local, state and federal organizations to enhance and build their work and achieve their priorities. I am passionate about supporting communities, efforts and public health organizations to imagine and create new evidence-based programs. In my work, I have built organizations, created new programs, initiated community engagement initiatives, and advised local leaders to increase their effectiveness. Prior to my work in Otowi Group, I was CEO for Trailhead Institute, a Colorado public health institute. I have held multiple positions in state government, with particular focus on leading chronic disease programs. I have worked in the private sector, managing retail stores. I have extensive experience working in the field of developmental disabilities, where I served as program director for a community based housing effort. I spend my free time with my family, dabbling in art, hiking, volunteering for my local community and loving my dog.