Tell us about your company.

I work for Apex Performance Solutions as the Marketing and Business Development Manager. Apex is a local consulting company that specializes in IT training and learning solutions, project management, and software quality assurance. Within our training competency, we deliver learning solutions catered to individual business needs, whether it be E-Learning design and development, training games (gamification), training delivery; plus change management and communication planning. We also provide PMI-certified project managers who are able to deliver your business initiatives on time, on target, and on budget. Our software quality assurance expertise will ensure that your technology implementation works the way it’s intended before rolling it out to your employees and customers.

Tell us about your background in marketing.

I graduated from UNR in 2005 from the Reynold’s School of Journalism. My first job out of college was at the Reno-Gazette Journal where I was an account manager in the Custom Publishing Group. I left the RGJ in 2009 and dabbled in a few graduate programs before applying to the MBA program at UNR in 2010. Shortly after, I was hired on at Apex as a Communications Project Manager with one of our business partners. I graduated with online casino my MBA this last spring and knew I wanted to get back into the field of marketing. I approached my organization and sold them on the idea of hiring a Marketing Manager, and once they agreed on that I sold them on the idea of hiring me, so here I am.

What led you to Reno/Tahoe?

I was born in South Lake Tahoe and grew up in Minden – about 40 minutes south of Reno. I came up to Reno to attend college and just haven’t left. There is so much to the Reno-Tahoe area that outsiders don’t see at first glance, but we have a close-knit community with so many activities, and it’s exciting to see the revitalization efforts in our city.


I love the level of engagement that I’ve experienced since joining. Everyone is full of energy and passion about what they do, and it makes it exciting to be a part of such a positive group of individuals. The luncheons provide great networking opportunities and the speakers are engaging and provide relevant information to the field of marketing, and more specifically, marketing in Reno.