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What the Best Bosses can learn from Big Mountain Ski Guides

As seen on Fortune: (http://fortune.com/2015/01/11/what-the-best-bosses-can-learn-from-mountain-ski-guides/) To be a great leader, first strive to be an amazing guide. Too often folks perceive leadership and promotions as the power to be bossy, or to micromanage their teams every moment. As a 24 year-old founder of an advertising technology company, in an industry and space completely dominated by older men, I […]

Describe the company culture and office environment at your business

Our concrete floors were painted red (by us) and there was no trim along the edge of the drywall.  Every piece of furniture was procured off Craigslist free.   The art came from searching for the word “Red” on Flickr and Costco Photo Center ($3.99 for a 16x20 print!).   We bought good computers, but our offices […]

What is your leadership philosophy?

If you hire great people, give them great ownership, believe in them, and push them, you can really build something special.     This expectation in greatness, and the belief that if you’re on my team, I know you can do it, has been truly incredible to watch at Triggit. One gal joined as our Office Vibe […]

What are some of the biggest lessons you have learned from being an entrepreneur?

A few of the many things this life journey in entrepreneurship has taught me: Just start.    Your first idea will almost certainly not be your last.   So get going already!  You’ll know when you’ve found something that could achieve hockey stick like growth.   Don’t lie to yourself trying to convince a failing product to succeed. […]

How are you an innovator, game-changer and ground-breaker?

I am jock.   I love sports and sporting.  I played D1 soccer in college on scholarship and now love extreme things like kitesurfing, big mountain skiing, downhill mountain biking, anything with gravity.   But though I spent the majority of my childhood on sports fields and now require something extreme on every vacation, I’ve also always […]

A Very Fortunate Journey

A few weeks ago I was honored by Fortune as one of the worlds 10 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs.   Before this selection I was asked to answer a few questions.  I penned my responses at MaiTai Cabarate (an entrepreneurs / tech folk kitesurfing camp) knowing a session at La Boca was waiting.   I […]