Hometown city and state: Cedar Rapids, IA
Undergrad institution and major: Northwestern University, IL; School of Communication, Theatre major
Current city: Cedar Rapids, IA
Current employment: Director of Sales & Marketing of Private Label Products at Eco Lips, Inc. I do product development, project management and marketing management for a rapidly-growing division of our business. I love my job because it’s a whirlwind of different projects everyday. I really enjoy working with contract manufacturing customers who are entrepreneurs or inventors of products. I also love packaging!
Why I chose Tippie: I investigated Tippie based on its reputation, ranking and a personal recommendation from a former student. I was sold on Tippie when I found that staff and faculty demonstrate a real commitment to students’ success – and it shows in the job placement statistics.
Something unique about me: I was a professional actor for 6 years before transitioning into business. If you watched any network TV in 2004, you probably saw me in an Olay commercial that ran nonstop (my friends were understandably “sick of me”). For all you daytime fans, I was also on several episodes of One Life to Live. Since actors rarely just do one thing, I also worked in commercial modeling, live theatre, live music (singing, keyboards), directing, casting and playwriting.