Account Executive at Douron
I help people with space planning, designing their work spaces, and staying within their budget.
How long have you been a CREWBaltimore Member?
I have been a member almost three years.
What was the experience or motivating factor that compelled you to join CREWBaltimore? Was there someone who influenced you to join?
I heard conflicting opinions about CREW from people at other networking groups, so I decided to find out for myself and signed up for an event.
I came to a lunch at the Tremont Grand, and I was totally welcomed and put at ease. Joan Renner was the president at that time, and she was very friendly and down-to-earth. I think we even sat at the same table during lunch.
I talked to Donna Kolb, who was then Director of Membership, and she was so friendly that I decided to come to another event. I found the women at the next event to be just as warm and welcoming as the first luncheon, so I decided to join.
List any CREWBaltimore positions held or committees you have been a part of.
Membership Committee, 2012 – present
Programs Committee, 2013 – present
How does CREWBaltimore support your career?
CREWBaltimore helps support my career with great programming that is relevant to the commercial real estate industry and current business trends in Baltimore. It also provides me with a group of positive, business-minded peers that inspire me and make me feel welcome.
I have found friends in CREW as well as women that I look up to. The atmosphere of CREW compels me to constantly strive to be a better account executive, networker, and a more polished professional.
Has CREWBaltimore contributed to your leadership skills and experience?
CREWBaltimore has helped me be a better leader through working on two committees. I have had to step up to the challenges of being involved with reaching out to new people and asking them to become CREW members, organizing an event, and doing whatever is asked of me to help grow and improve our CREW chapter.
What do you do in your spare time? Provide a fun fact about yourself.
I don’t have much spare time, but I do volunteer work with animal rescues. My 11-year-old dog and 17-year-old cat are both rescues. My dog gets me outside every single day — no matter what the weather (Polar Vortex included) — and helps keep me active by taking me for a walk every night. 🙂
A fun fact about me is that I am an adrenaline-seeker. I love roller coasters, rowdy sports events, and concerts, and I jumped out of an airplane once.
What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about animal rights and ending animal abuse.
If you could spend the day with one celebrity, who would it be and why?
I would spend the day with John Travolta. I think he has done some amazing things in his career –I LOVE Pulp Fiction! He has also had some tough life circumstances to overcome, like the death of his son and different episodes of the media bashing him. I love the fact that he is still married to the same woman after 20+ years, and I just get the feeling that he is still an approachable, genuinely kind person. I can’t think of anyone else like him.