Weekend Executive MBA Class of 2012
I pursued my MBA in order to transition out of the world of finance and into general management or product/brand management. I chose Duke because of its reputation for excellence, brand image, and of course, because they accepted me! I was fortunate enough to be selected as one of our class representatives. This position helped to facilitate communication between the faculty, administration, and students, and I provided feedback on a broad range of issues related to our program.
Outside of work and school, I like to spend time with my family and friends. We like to travel, try new things, and spend time outdoors. I’m also an avid sports enthusiast. I am a social person with a quick and great sense of humor (unfortunately, this is only my opinion!).
I am a finance professional, reserve military officer, and entrepreneur. I serve as a U.S. Marine Corps reserve officer, and have more than 18 years of combined reserve and active experience. Earlier in my career, I founded and operated a successful small business in downtown Durham, NC. The experience of starting a business was simultaneously energizing and daunting. The understanding of business I gained as an entrepreneur provided insight into many business challenges, and ultimately drove me toward the consulting profession.
I am an avid runner and fitness junkie. Over the last few years I completed several ultra-distance races including an adventure race in the Sahara Desert. Constant exercise requires rest and recovery. To accomplish this I read books by many authors, from George Elliot to Jonathan Franzen.
I am thrilled to be affiliated with Fuqua, and prior to matriculating, I enjoyed meeting several Duke students, staff, and alumni. I’ve always been impressed by their pride and passion.