Iowa State University Alumni Association
Membership and Business Partnership Manager
July 2020 - Present
South Suburban YMCA
Executive Director, August 2013 - May 2019
The YMCA of Greater Des Moines eliminated my Executive Director position on May 6, 2019.
Visionary leader for South Suburban YMCA.
Increased fundraising from $79K to $110K, FY13 to FY18 by expanding funding steams, adding online peer-to-peer giving and improving year-round messaging to support philanthropic growth
Increased membership revenue from $739K to $798K, FY13 to FY18 by expanding grassroots marketing, improving staff accountability using EOS system and significantly improving facility through creative problem solving - within YMCA Association that closed 2 branches and 1 program center in 4-year span
Added programs and partnerships to serve the community including mobile food pantry, community garden, community orchard, Medals4Mettle-Des Moines, free dinner program for kids, organ donation awareness, chronic disease prevention and physical therapy
YMCA relationship champion and public spokesperson within the community
YMCA Professional Network in Iowa
2019 2nd Vice-Chair
Iowa Alliance of YMCAs' State Conference
2016-2017 Committee Member
2018 Event Emcee
Capital Crossroads, Urban Core Initiative
Youth Programming Consultant, February - June 2013
The Urban Core Initiative focuses on the development of 10 urban neighborhoods in Des Moines, Iowa. The effort works to improve housing, security, education, and health.
Everybody Wins! Iowa
Executive Director, 2009 - 2011
Organizational architect for Everybody Wins! Iowa.
Led an organization that served nearly 400 kids weekly with 13 part-time staff, while decreasing organization expenses by 30% over 2-year span
Built a board that represents our diverse community and inspired collaboration through improved Board of Directors structure and engagement
Successful liaison and communicator between donors, staff, Board of Directors, school staff, community partnerships and media
Led all fundraising, budgeting, marketing, human resources, board management, program development, facilities and IT = I was "the guys"!
Everybody Wins! USA Advisory Council
American Cancer Society
Field Government Relations, 2009
Recruited and mobilized volunteers for legislative/ congressional districts in Iowa
Health Promotions, 2008 – 2009
Coordinated training and volunteer recruitment for patient service programs within one-third of Iowa counties and within four American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer hospitals
Community Relations, 2005 - 2008
Exceeded $225,000 fundraising portfolio goal in 2005, 2006 and 2007 through support of community-based fundraising events.
Cycling for a Cure
Developed, coordinated and personally completed a 51-day, 4000-mile, solo bike ride across America raising $17,000+ for American Cancer Society
Iowa Department of Public Health
Internship, Bureau of Family Health, 2005
Assisted with development and implementation of programs that protect and improve the health of Iowans
2010 - present
2010 - present