I attended Shasta College before transferring to University of Nevada, Reno on a music scholarship. After spending three years in Reno studying music I decided that I didn’t want to continue with music education, so I changed my major to communications and transferred to Portland State University where I earned my Bachelors of Science after studying the communication side of public relations & marketing.
I then took a few years off before I went back to school at Colorado Technical University to study Project Management for my Masters of Science.
Currently I am an entrepreneur dabbling in small business ownership, which has turned out to be more difficult than I expected!
My most recent business is a social network for athletes called Sports Graft, which is designed to be a central networking place online where athletes and active people can join groups and make posts about the specific sport or activity group they are interested in.
Another small businesses I operate is Nizel Clothing, a start up clothing company trying to break into major retail stores and major sports activities.
The small business I operate locally in my home town is Equator Designs. which has developed a system that can bring your business to life through interactive graphic design, integrated marketing solutions and social media marketing. The Internet is a highly effective way to market businesses of all sizes, and Equator Designs can navigate your company towards success. One of the largest campaigns that Equator assisted in developing was Extreme Health Weekend a fundraiser for the United Way to help raise money for the agencies of United Way of Northern California in a healthy way by incorporating Crossfit, Bike Rides and Zoomba! It was a blast and was featured in the August issue of Enjoy Magazine in 2011.
My home club is the Enterprise Lions of Redding California and I am very proud to be a part of an outstanding club who does so much for the community. The Giant US Flag on I-5 north, just before you hit the Oregon border was dedicated on the one year anniversary of 9-11. It is here to honor all those who give service by the Enterprise Lions Club of Redding, California, where I am club President.
I enjoy helping new & existing businesses find new ways to increase profit. I also like helping those who are most in need for now personal gain to myself, other than to know that I made a difference in someone’s life.