What are you working on right now?
Every day my efforts are split between growing and marketing the American Institute for Stuttering office here in Atlanta and working one-on-one and in groups with people who stutter of all ages.
What are you passionate about?
Helping people with speech fluency disorders learn to speak more freely and live more fearlessly.
Alkaloid has been the perfect fit for me. Our aim was to establish an Atlanta office for AIS. Alkaloid provided us with the flexibility to start with a dedicated desk and grow to a private office.
What is one thing that people don’t know about you?
I work for what seems like a small non-profit organization, but we’re involved with some pretty cool people. Emily Blunt, who happens to stutter and be on our board, visited my office just two weeks ago. Arthur Blank is also a strong supporter of AIS and has expressed strong interest in ensuring that we’re here for many years to come.
Tell us an interesting work experience story.
At our main office in New York City, we often take clients to local parks to survey the public about stuttering. That’s been tricky to do here, so recently I took clients on two separate Fridays to the Atlanta Beltline to spread awareness about stuttering. We set up a table, made some signs, and handed out informational cards to passersby. We were excited to see how happy and open people were as they passed by. Several even stopped long enough for us to survey them on their thoughts about stuttering.
Where was the last place you traveled to for fun and why?
Sheesh. I have two young children. I don’t travel places for fun 🙂 A few years back I did go to a wedding in Puerto Vallarta, and that was completely awesome.