I'M SO HAPPY YOU ARE HERE!
I’m a small-town gal, living in Des Moines and working around the world to help brands make a bigger impact with their presence.
I am a community builder and an online marketing maven who loves helping brilliant business owners reach more people.
After creating dozens of successful brands, projects, and events, I started teaching others how they could do the same!
Most of my life was me living out exactly how I “should” be living. I checked all the boxes by going to a good college, studying abroad, and getting good grades.
It was always about doing things that others would approve of, instead of asking myself what I wanted and why I wanted it. The semester before I graduated college, I read a book by Donald Miller called A Million Miles in a Thousand Years and it shifted everything I thought about my life and what I wanted to do.
So because I am totally an Enneagram 7, I applied to bike cross country to raise money for clean water (nevermind I had no training and didn’t own a bike) and met nine strangers in San Diego to bike for two months cross-country. As you can imagine, my life completely changed.
I realized on that bike ride that the only limitation to succeeding in life was… me! So I started only doing what I love and here is how it has unfolded.
I came back from that trip and started my 11 month AmeriCorps role at Rebuilding Together, and simultaneously launched an event called The Water Ride, which has raised $25k for clean water + education in Ghana in the last six years.
After my year of service, I worked to launch a brand new division at a nonprofit in Des Moines called “Community Building and Engagement” and worked closely with neighborhood residents, community leaders, government officials, and everyone in-between to help revitalize three east-side neighborhoods. In my short time there, we raised over $10 million to fund projects and mobilize the community.
During that time I launched POP UP YOGA DSM when no one was offering yoga in creative ways with brands, at restaurants, and certainly not with goats or cats. 😂 Though these experiences were both fruitful, I was ready to try something in the for-profit world, which led to working at a digital marketing agency for a couple years and re-branding + re-launching a group called FemCity Des Moines.
In one year alone, FemCity Des Moines grew from 5 members to 500. Our events exploded and women from all over were showing up. We grew 5000%! And we continue growing to this day.
My passion and expertise in community building only grew stronger, so I created Brand Launch with my business partner, Whitney Warne, and our primary focus is local influencer marketing.
We bring together individuals who identify as community builders (and create stellar social media content) and help match them with local brands. We launched in July 2018 and have created remarkable experiences in partnership with frozen pizza companies, festivals, nonprofit events and everything in-between.
I share all of this because I have been able to take my curiosities and create new revenue streams, while also significantly impacting my local community.
And now I do this work with my clients + teach them similar principles. From small nonprofits who are looking to create more visibility online to bigger brands that are investing heavily in paid traffic, my goal is to boost your visibility and get really clear on how you nurture your ideal client to become your lifelong customer.
Let's around your brand!
If you are growth-minded and want to reach more people in a meaningful way, it would be an honor to hop on a discovery call with you! My purpose is to help you gain more momentum in your marketing and touch more lives with the product or service you offer.