The whole family!

The whole family!

Welcome! Thanks for taking the time to visit my little corner of the internet. I hope you’ll find your time here worthwhile.

I started my blog, WYS Words, as a way to share my thoughts and experiences. I have had a pretty diverse set of life experiences. These adventures have taken me to Kenya as a Peace Corps volunteer, the trading floors of Wall Street, to PATH, one of the most respected non-profits in the world, and most recently back to Microsoft, where I work in Executive Communications.

I am proud to be a board member with the Medic One Foundation, a foundation that, trains regional paramedics to be “ER docs” on the street- meaning the Puget Sound has the best pre-hospital care in the world.

Giving back means a great deal to me. I have come to believe that there is no greater purpose or ambition we can have than maximizing our ability to effect positive change- whether within family, community, or the world at large. If we aren’t striving to make the world a better place, what’s the point?

Before you think that I am nothing more than a hopeless (and annoyingly single-minded) do-gooder, hold up- there’s more! I am an avid technophile. I LOVE technology in all forms and love to track, forecast, and discuss innovation, trends, and opportunities. There is so much potential on the horizon, that provided we don’t irrevocably cause our own demise through careless stewardship of our planet, the future is our oyster!

I’m also a die-hard reader and constant learner. I have a sprawling range of interests- pretty much if it’s been written about, I’ve probably read something on it or am ready to be fascinated by it.

I am interested in motivating people to:

  • Live a What You See Is What You Get or “WYSISWYG” (pronounced wizz-e-wig) life- hence the name of the blog- WYS Words. The term comes from early web development where what you see as you create a design is what shows up when you publish it.
  • Discuss ideas! I want people to be inspired by the world around them to take action. I want people to feel empowered to have a voice and contribute to the conversation in a meaningful, thoughtful way.
  • Be the best version of themselves possible. We each have so much potential within us, I hate to see it wasted!

I believe that living the truth of who you are makes you happier, healthier, and more fun to be around. I won’t always promise to be that other kind of wise, but I will promise to be true to who I am and what I observe.

I appreciate you stopping by and hope you’ll be back!


Also- opinions and views shared on my blog are my own and do not represent any organization, past, present, or future that I am associated with. I know you knew that, but just for the record. 🙂

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