Enthusiastic, Creative, Clever
I took a graphic design and web development class in High School. I launched my first website for a paying client as a sophomore. Somehow I didn’t realize I could actually build websites as a job, so I got a B.S. in Psychology from Colorado State University. Along the way, I’ve worked as a Mobile DJ, Hot Dog Man, Radio Personality, SWAT Trainer, and Restaurant Manager.
I quit my job as a car salesman after a week because I wanted to be able to sleep at night and keep my soul. And that’s exactly what I told the Sales Manager when I turned in my keys. In 2007 I struck out on my own selling websites. That venture failed too; but my demo sites got me a job at a local web shop. It was there I built my first website on WordPress (v2.3.1) in 2008.
I founded Copper Leaf Creative in 2011 with the vision to create a small, elite, agile-minded team that builds websites that make profound impacts on our clients’ businesses. Six years and just over a million dollars later, so far so good!
When I’m not working, I’m cooking, catching concerts, reading, mountain biking, racing sailboats, backpacking, day-hiking, swimming, running (ugh), Jeeping, and slow-smoking ribs. I’m also an aspiring comedian. No joke.
Prior to joining Copper Leaf I was an assistant to a real estate agent. In just two years, I helped her triple her annual commissions to over a half-million dollars.
At our annual Friendsgiving Feast Gordon and I got to chatting about work. I was frustrated with my real estate job. Copper Leaf was afloat but struggling to be profitable. Gordon and I put two and two together. Copper Leaf needed my help.
I joined the team in January 2015. By April we shattered the monthly revenue record. Since then, I’ve been wrangling Gordon’s passion project into a reliable, predictable, profitable business. While that will no-doubt be a perpetual effort, we’ve achieved a balance of creativity & systemization, excitement & accountability, vision & execution.
I also have a B.S. in Psychology from Colorado State University. Pet sitting put me through college. Along the way, I also managed an IT company, worked at a comic book & game store, taught cows to eat weeds, managed a team of commercial maintenance contractors, and worked in elementary education with kids with autism.
When I’m not working, I’m reading, hiking, playing board games, running, road-tripping to National Parks in my Wrangler with the top down, knitting, doing Zumba, and hanging out with my two cats.
and we’re on theirs.