At GCA I lead the communications team, sharing the story of GCA with the world. GCA’s motto “Do Something. Measure It.” speaks to me. I’ve been working in cybersecurity for almost 15 years. There’s always been a lot of talk, working groups aplenty, but little action and almost no meaningful measurement. Being a part of an organization that is committed to solving problems, working to put metrics around cybersecurity, and measuring impact speaks to my desire to make a difference in the world.
My early days were spent working on social issues at a chamber of commerce and a PR firm. I worked to educate the media and public on a variety of issues and worked collaboratively with government and the private sector to create social change that impacted business, the environment and healthcare. I moved to DC and entered the world of cybersecurity, bringing my social change experience with me to educate the public about how to be safer and more secure online. I have been in the industry ever since.
GCA is a phenomenal collection of dedicated, smart people from a multitude of backgrounds, all with a passion for achieving GCA’s mission of eradicating cyber risk. It’s no small feat and not for the faint of heart. We are also blessed to have an incredible global partner community that is committed to helping us realize our mission.
What is the best meal you ever had?
The best meal I ever ate was on a hot summer day in a Napa vineyard, hosted by a winemaker at his poolside kitchen. It was a bounty of the best California has to offer in the most idyllic setting – almost like being in a glossy magazine photo spread. The dinner lasted for about 10 hours and was capped by shooting a civil war cannon across the valley.
Where is your favorite place in the world?
There are so many wonderful places. It would have to be a three-way draw between the Pacific Northwest, Spain and Hawaii.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
I am enjoying raising a precocious child, traveling the world, exploring the Northwest, skiing, and growing as many tomatoes as possible in the short Seattle summer.