I'm currently most passionate about the intersection of food, wellness, and community. Also getting back to my roots as a writer.
I serve as Community Director at Summit, a global community that brings together innovators and creatives for beautiful, immersive, and life-changing events. We host events on ships like Summit at Sea, on Summit Powder Mountain, our home in Eden, Utah, and in 2017, we will host our version of a world's fair in DTLA.
On the side, I am working on building "Beyond the Shoreline", a platform that works with chefs to create sustainable protein-packed foods made from ocean seagreens like kelp. Our first product launching in 2017 is kelp jerky.
Previous to Summit, I started a marketing agency called audience.io based in London and New York, which helped launch and grow startups + companies like Fueled, Microsoft, Movement for Modern Life, goFlow, YPlan, Makeshift, Transferwise, TaskRabbit, Shadow, + Secret Escapes. I still consult for growing startups - but now in the food space.
I began my career at Forbes Magazine, as an intern putting together the Forbes 400 Rich List. After I graduated, they hired me to work in ad sales, which was the worst job I ever had. I asked to switch to editorial and I started writing about robots.
After Forbes, I spent the next year in Argentina freelance writing for small pubs like PC Mag, PSFK, Pocket-Lint and The Huffington Post. When I moved back to NYC in 2010, I became responsible for launching The Next Web in New York City and oversaw all of the site’s East Coast technology coverage and long-form content.
In 2012, I made a decision to leave media to become General Assembly’s Director of Audience Development, where I launched the New York based education company in London. After 6 months in the UK, I was asked to be on 10 Downing's Tech City Advisory Board and was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in London’s Tech City. (big fish, small pond.)
In 2013, I was named one of the 30 Most Important Women Under 30 in Technology by Business Insider and one of their top people to follow on Twitter.