What was your first job and what did you learn from it?
My first job was at a community center in Muskegon Heights, through the Urban League. (Cleaning the offices) The job exposed me to soft skills in the workplace and time management.
What is your go-to productivity trick?
Listening to smooth jazz.
What is your work from home secret weapon?
Who has influenced you the most when it comes to how you approach your work?
Dr. Walter M. Brame, a giant and successful leader in the community. His commitment to the community and helping others, who could not advocate for themselves. He instilled a commitment to work ethic, business acumen, and caring for others. He was a great role model.
How do you prefer to start and end your workday?
Watch some news and relax with a great cup of coffee before I start and end the workday.
What is a moment in your career so far that you are really proud of?
Working for a fortune 500 corporation and traveling domestically and internationally.
What is something people say you are great at?
Building relationships in the community and business.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten?
Always listen to what is not being communicated in business and in your personal engagements.
What are we most likely to find you doing on the weekends?
Watching sports or hanging out with my kids and grandchildren.
If you could change one thing about the world with the snap of your fingers, what would it be?
No COVID-19! This has been one of the greatest impacts on the environment, business, and the health care systems. It really showed the inadequacies in our healthcare systems and the border business community and its impact on minorities.