Be the change that you want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

I am passionate about

  • Empowering leaders to thrive.
  • Developing and fulfilling on visions.
  • Bringing unity and clarity to teams who can then produce unimaginable results.

What makes me whole

  • Spending time with my husband and three children and grandson. 
  • Traveling to places where the sun warms me! Cruising is also great so I can see and experience many places in a short amount of time.
  • Running, practicing yoga, paddle boarding, boating and fishing, playing the piano or painting (with wine, course!).
  • Grilling during the summer – and even stretching it out into the Minnesota winter! I love to try new recipes and my family are willing guinea pigs!

My Prior Professional Endeavors

  • I managed the BDO USA Minneapolis consulting group and implemented their middle market financial software service methodology and their customer relationship management software.
  • I also directed the national sales and marketing efforts of the package solutions group at BDO.
  • Prior to BDO, I was the National Sales Manager for State of the Art, Inc. (now known as Sage Software, Inc.), where I was responsible for financial systems sales, CPA programs, marketing communications and recruitment, and channel communications.

My Professional Involvement

CPA Consultant’s Alliance (CPACA)

President

The Consultants' Trust

Member

Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM)

Member

CPA Firm Management Association (CPAFMA)

Member

Awards & Accolades

Accounting Today

Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting

INSIDE Public Accounting

Most Recommended Consultants

AICPA/CPA

Most Powerful Women in Accounting

Inspired Ideas Blog

May 22 2024

Monkey Mind: Taming the Chatter

Inspired Ideas Blog, Personal Development

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month this May, we are reposting this blog to help you recognize when “monkey mind” may be hijacking you and provide strategies to quiet the monkeys. Practicing these strategies will lead you to a more peaceful, productive self. Enjoy! Have you ever searched everywhere for your glasses and found […]

May 8 2024

Working Remote: When Can I Reach You?

Communication, Inspired Ideas Blog, Remote Work / ATAWW

Remote work has become a part of the fabric of our profession, so leaders must learn how to manage a team that is working in a different place than them (and sometimes at a different time). To be successful in ANY environment, and certainly in a remote or hybrid one, clear expectations about what we […]

Mar 20 2024

Honoring Women's History Month: Continue to Close the Gender Gap

Diversity & Inclusion, Equity, Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Next Generation

"If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair." - Shirley Chisholm, U.S. Congresswoman We celebrate Women’s History Month in March to acknowledge all the achievements and contributions of women past and present. It is especially important to recognize the role of women in accounting and identify ways to capitalize […]