How would you describe your role, purpose or the outcomes you drive?
As a people leader, my primary role is helping others develop the skills and focus to achieve their goals. As a teammate I strive to share my experiences, so that others may gain from my input as I learn from theirs. When done correctly it helps us create positive experiences and dynamic solutions.
How has your previous work experience prepared you for your role with Salo?
My various careers have helped me see business challenges from a variety of angles. This has helped me think of solutions that can work well for a wide base of constituents – and not lead to a new problem elsewhere. In leading teams I have learned that successful leadership only occurs when each team member succeeds individually.
How would your friends describe you?
I asked some of my life-long friends and they said – fun, genuine, inspirational, loyal, honest, curious, respectful of others, driven, logical, and selfless.
List three interesting things about you, but only one of them needs to be true.
My children are from Russia. To relax I either wash my car or mow the lawn. I have hiked the Grand Canyon rim to rim.
What is your favorite thing about working at Salo?
The people here are amazing. And, the energy, or what I call the ‘smell of the place,’ invites everyone to do their very best.