DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS AFFAIRS
I grew up in a family of entrepreneurs and small business owners. My dad was the co-owner of a small nursery and greenhouse operation in Eastern NC. Problem-solving and understanding how a business runs has always intrigued me. At a young age, I understood the concept of revenue and profits, and that making customers happy impacted every aspect of my dad’s business.
In college, I studied international business with a passion to pursue international trade and logistics in Asia. However, I graduated during a major economic recession and finding a job became much more difficult than I ever imagined. My husband and I started our own small business and worked in multiple industries including hospitality, sales, and the public sector.
During that season, I continued my education and ultimately found myself on the other side of the desk as an instructor of business and marketing at a local university for ten years. I enjoyed working with students and watching their career journey unfold as they discovered their passions.
In addition to my decade spent in higher education teaching business and marketing classes, I have experience in nonprofit and event marketing, some small business management, and content creation as a freelance writer.
While I started working with the TealHaus team in a very part-time content writer position, I transitioned to become the Director of Business Affairs. In this role, I help lead the operational side of the firm, as well as client services. I will also serve to support our overall marketing strategies. And ultimately, my childhood dream of making people and customers happy still holds true–for our team and clients at TealHaus!