What makes you excited to start work each day?

I believe success is characterized by consistency and persistence over time; anything else is just luck.  I look forward to the small wins that drive long-term success.

What’s your biggest motivation in life?

Driving toward change.  As the old quote goes, “Everyone wants better.  No one wants change.”

What is the most important accomplishment of your career?

One of the most satisfying accomplishments is to deliver something previously believed to be “impossible.”  I’ve led several teams through such projects and initiatives, and seeing the team’s accomplishment in the face of skepticism is always rewarding.

What do you do when you are not working?

I volunteer with the Marquette University Alumni Association and my local Girls Scouts. Being outdoors: golfing, running, traveling, and enjoying nature with my family.  I also enjoy reading, mostly non-fiction: everything from business to religious history, to epidemiology, and political science.

What was your inspiration to enter the technology field?

I love how flexible technology is and how many different ways it can improve people’s lives.  I see it all as a big puzzle, with infinite solutions available.

Who is your biggest hero?

Both of my grandmothers.  While very different from one another, they both earned high achievements in a time when women were subjected to much more restrictive social expectations.

What’s the best part of your job?

There are so many!  I love seeing change happen – be that a team working more effectively through process changes or growth, or helping define the strategy for a new initiative.

How would you describe Trissential in five words or less?

A well-formed team.

What would you be doing if you hadn’t gone into technology consulting?

Being either an industrial-organizational psychologist or an actuary.