Position: Mbrshp. Specialist / Comm. Outreach & Event Coord.
I joined the SMCDS staff in 2007 after completing a degree in web-design at the College of San Mateo. It came to be I liked working for the Dental Society more than free-lancing as a web-designer, so I decided to become a full-time employee in November 2008. I’ve always enjoyed serving people through volunteering and paid work. My position as membership specialist / community outreach & event coordinator offers a great deal of opportunities to serve dentists, dental staff, and the public through our membership programs and community outreach events.
Since I began at SMCDS, I have grown considerably as an employee and person. I’ve learned how to organize relatively large-scale events and projects and received the 2009 SMCDS Board of Directors award, which is more than I could have imagined being able to accomplish. I have our Executive Director, Etta Kinney, to thank, as well as the many dentists, staff, and non-dental individuals who have taught me so much. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without them impacting my life.
Outside of my working life, I enjoy being with family/friends, walking/biking, hiking locations along the peninsula, commercial aircraft/bird-watching, church, flying trips, watching nature documentaries/classic television, and reading.