Draker Laboratories, Inc.
I am most excited about the work I am doing right now with Draker Labs. Working in the technology and renewable energy industries is very fulfilling and my role is constantly evolving as the company grows. I am also very proud of my 9 years of work at Burton Snowboards. During that tenure I was able to constantly push myself to learn new things and given greater and greater responsibility. I constantly rely on the skills I developed while working on project teams there.
I have served on the Board of Directors for Vermont CARES since 2007 and I am the current Board Chair. Vermont CARES works for and with Vermonters affected by HIV/AIDS to promote well-being through a continuum of prevention, support, and advocacy services. My involvement ranges from supporting fundraising efforts like the Champ Ride and recent Art Hop exhibition to collaborating with board members on strategic planning for the organization.
Favorite part of job?
Draker is a growing company and I have had so many opportunities to develop and define processes as we evolve our production systems. I love analyzing systems so this part of the job really gets me excited.
Most inspiring mentor?
Suzanne Harvey, former colleague at Burton Snowboards, mentored me during a critical juncture in my career. She really helped me identify the aspects of my work that I most enjoy and worked with me to develop a satisfying career plan.
Who is your living hero?
I can't say there is just one person I consider my hero. I get inspiration from many people every day.
Favorite downtime activity?
Anything outdoors, especially kayaking and snowboarding.
Favorite social network?
Vermont Business Person you would most want to network with?
William Ryerson of Population Media Center. I would love to know how a non-profit business founded in Shelburne VT is able to have such a global reach and broad impact. I think his insights would lend a lot to my work at both Draker Labs and Vermont CARES.