I have always found a way to combine two things that I’m passionate about – healthcare and creativity. I grew up seeing the two as separate—my father was a physician and my mother an artist, but I combined the two throughout my career, whether it was as a graphic designer for healthcare systems or an operations manager for a healthcare-focused branding company.
For over 25 years, I ran my own healthcare graphic design firm handling both the technical creative graphic design as well as the back-end logistics of running the business. The firm also allowed me the freedom to raise my children while still pursuing my passion as a designer.
I then leveraged my operational skills into co-founding an estate management business which we grew 525% over 12 years. I handled all aspects of the business from finance and accounting, HR and vendor management, to daily client interactions. It was during this time that I realized how much I enjoyed and excelled at optimizing our business’s operations while also providing exceptional client service.
Today, I find myself back in my happy place combining healthcare and creativity with the addition of operations. As Operations Manager of Waterhouse Brands, otherwise known as our operations guru, I work as part of a highly creative team while managing and organizing systems to make everything run smoothly and finding creative solutions to our firm’s operational challenges.
When I’m not working you can find me either practicing yoga, hiking in this beautiful state of California, or traveling. I recently returned from a few months in Southeast Asia on a solo travel adventure and am looking forward to my next journey, wherever that may take me.