I have a passion to connect people and to solve problems. When someone shares a need, the wheels in my brain start spinning to come up with multiple solutions. There is a huge "need" that most people do not acknowledge until they are well into their emergency. That need is emergency preparedness or business continuity. Planning can eliminate an emergency all together or significantly mitigate the impact of the emergency.
I am a 6th generation Houstonian and a graduate of the University of Texas and South Texas College of Law, Much of my career has centered around providing legal advice and leadership to respond to emergencies or preparing for emergencies. While working as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Houston, I advised and acted as the hotline for Police, Fire and Health Departments on environmental emergencies. Later, as a leader for the Harris County Office of Emergency Management during emergency events for over 12 years, I coordinated the media, elected officials and communication to the public to provide a consistent and well-informed and consistent messages. As the Administrator of Elections for Harris County for over eight years, I prepared for emergencies daily. Each is a four to five week-long emergency, with Election Day, being crisis management. No matter the circumstances, the election had to take place. I am here to provide insights to managing your company before, during and after emergency events.
I am the founder of a weekly German conversation group that meets weekly and has for many many years. The group has been a catalysts for many life long friendships and entertaining conversations. I enjoy being outdoors exercising, hiking, gardening and entertaining. Travel is amazing too.