Bainbridge Island WA
Sustainable business consultant specializing in helping organizations achieve their environmental, social and fiscal responsibility goals. For the past 25 years I have held a variety of positions in sales and marketing in the outdoor industry. Most recently I was the co-founder/owner of a manufacturer’s sales representative agency based in the Seattle area, a position I held for 15 years. As a co-founder of this agency, I helped build and was an influential member of a high performing team that represents some of the largest and most respected brands in the industry. As a representative for these brands I cultivated and managed relationships with industry leading retailers; including REI, Amazon.com, Altrec.com and many others. In this role I was proficient at closing deals and developing long term partnerships. After 15 consecutive years of continuous growth and a rewarding run in outdoor industry sales, I made the decision in 2009 to sell my stake in the agency and pursue other ways of following my passions of preserving nature and sharing it with others. To add to my established skills, in 2010 I enrolled in the MBA program in sustainable business at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute. I am now applying my experience to the pressing need of improving the way industry fundamentally conducts its business and solves problems. I am passionate about the natural environment, human well-being, and the role of business as a change agent.