Founder and Director
I am an Integrative Leadership Coach whose background includes project coordination, marketing, branding, wellness coaching/teaching, corporate and community event planning. My mission is to connect artists and businesses to improve leadership, create positive social change, and increase community engagement.
Since 2015, I have worked with national and Oklahoma-based companies/districts such as the Goodwill Industries, Chesapeake Energy, The Jones Assembly, Western Avenue district, Film Row district, Citizen's Bank, Crowe Dunlevy and Dunlap Codding Law Firms. With numbers building in 2021, the collective projects I have served gathered over 300,000 patrons and business owners per year and created a low projection of $6 million annual impact for the Oklahoma City metro area.
I hold my Master's degree in International Affairs Conflict Management from Seton Hall University, a SHU graduate certification in Post-Conflict State Reconstruction and Sustainability, and a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Certification from the University of Southern Florida. I am currently pursuing my 2021 Therapeutic Art Life Coaching Certification. Prior to graduate school, I earned my Bachelor of Arts in English from Oklahoma State University and wellness certificates in Yoga as Therapy and the Krav Maga Alliance youth teaching program.
I am also a music artist with Willow Way and live in Oklahoma City, OK with my husband, Dustin, our beautiful 8-year-old daughter, and our two quirky pups, Tut and Kiya.
I am excited to bring my background, education, and life experience to Artio, and work with Jenn and the incredible team she has assembled. I am originally from Phoenix, AZ, and gained my Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Arizona State University. I have over 15-years of corporate experience at JPMorgan Chase and have worked in various departments including analyst management. I've served on leadership boards and committees within the company and helped advise on DEI policies and strategies.
My professional background, along with my social justice and human rights research, has inspired me to speak and teach on the issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion within work cultures and communities. I live with my husband, baby boy, and two dogs in Phoenix and love traveling and meeting new people.
I gained my Master's Degree in Art Leadership and Cultural Management from Colorado State University, and I am currently pursuing my PhD in arts administration through University of Kentucky. I have over five years of nonprofit arts administration experience, primarily through the Salvation Army, and have taught arts-based programs for more than eight years. My background also lies in event planning, fundraising, board governance, marketing, HR development, grant writing and contract negotiation.
In addition to my role at Artio Services, I teach at Oklahoma City University for their Nonprofit Management Master's degree program and serves on the board for Race Dance Collective. My goal is to equip others with leadership strategies they can use to create a diverse and inclusive spaces within the arts.
I am gained my B.A. in Business from the University of Central Oklahoma and went to work for Chesapeake Energy's accounting department not long after graduation. I worked in the corporate world for six year until I decided to stay home with my amazing three kids. I have freelanced with design and events over the last three years and am happy to work with Artio's team of amazing women!
Originally from Enid, I graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a BA in Economics and a minor in Geography. Not long after graduation, I found my mark in the fashion scene and modeled for various high-profile shows. I worked for over 10-years in the salon industry and served as a member of upper management at Revel 8 Salon & Spa, Revel 8 Grooming and Revel 8 Nail Studio. I reviewed and evaluated business procedures ranging from expenses to systems to policies. I served as Revel 8's main communication between the business’ owner, management, and directors of all three shops. I joined the Artio team as Resource Coordinator in 2021, and I also offer flower and hospitality services for events.