I was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona where I earned an Associate of Arts degree in Hospitality Management from Pima Community College, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Arizona. During my time at U of A, I had the opportunity to study Spanish and live with a family in Antigua, Guatemala. The relationships I made with my host family and classmates while traveling extensively throughout the country changed my life forever.
I’ve worked in business, management, marketing, and sales for over 13 years in a wide range of fields. For several years I managed a high-volume massage center and spa in Tucson. I then managed two retail locations of Verizon Wireless. These experiences taught me true business savvy, and countless lessons about human interaction.
In 2013, I re-located to Sámara, Costa Rica to become a certified English teacher through Costa Rica TEFL. I spent several years teaching English as a Foreign Language in various institutions including the Intercultura Language School in Sámara, and the National University of Costa Rica in Nicoya. During this time, I was also the program coordinator for Costa Rica TEFL, and taught private English classes. In January of 2016, I completed a Master of Education degree in International Teaching through Framingham State University right here in Costa Rica thanks to an in-person international program offered by the university.
Since June of 2016, I have directed the marketing efforts for The Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy. In this role, I create and develop content and strategy for all the organization’s marketing channels including social media, email and website.
Since 2017, I have provided consulting in the areas of design and digital marketing for a local non-profit organization, Asociación CREAR and for the last year I have served as President of the Board of Directors. I of course also provide free-lance photography and design services to homeowners, interior designers, real estate agents, vacation rental property managers, and other businesses and individuals.
In my free time, I love to read, watch movies, hike and go on adventures, and spend time with friends and family.
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