I began speaking, training and business consulting in 1999 while building Let’s Pretend Entertainment, a family-centric theater company. Going way back, I put in ten years acting in stage and film productions.
In 2012 I invented a new system for hand washing based on principles of play and imagination. As the founder of Hygienics Innovation, LLC I received patents-pending in the U.S. and Canada. My company built and sold large mobile attractions called Sudsy’s Barn™ that have received wide acclaim at events spanning North America.
I hold degrees in Philosophy and Theatre from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. Which means I know how to think critically and deliver dramatically.
In addition, I am honored to have received the following distinguished awards in the fairs and festival industry, which was my primary client niche for 20 years:
- Service Member of the Year Award, 2015, Oregon Fairs Association for Innovation, Quality & Leadership in the Field of Service.
- Merrill Award, 2014, Western Fairs Association in recognition of Innovation, Vision, and Excellence for design of Washington County Fair’s “The Growing Grove: Growing Healthy Kids.”
- Barham Award, 2013, Western Fairs Association for outstanding entrepreneurship, presented in recognition of Innovation, Quality, & Leadership in the Field of Service.
- Consumer Protection Award, 2012, International Association of Fairs and Expositions for Alameda County Fair’s hand washing education program featuring Sudsy’s Barn as the centerpiece.
- Distinguished Service Award, 2011, Oregon Fairs Association for significant contributions to fairs and to the OFA.
- Achievement Award, 2010, Western Fairs Association for “Ag-tion Ranch” at Solano County Fair.