As the Supplier Development Manager at FloridaMakes, I am responsible for developing, promoting and updating the Florida Connex Marketplace. I work closely with Mike Aller to build relationships with Florida suppliers and manufacturers to utilize Florida Connex Marketplace and join the FloridaMakes Network. I joined the FloridaMakes team in September 2021. Prior to joining FloridaMakes, I was the President/CEO of Capital Events, Inc. and worked as an Executive Fundraiser for United Way of Florida, Legal Services of North Florida and the Florida Institute of CPAs Scholarship Foundation. I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and grew up in Oldsmar, Florida. I graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor in Science in Recreation & Leisure Services Administration. I have two amazing children, my son Zeus is 11, and my daughter Zoey is 10. I enjoy listening to all genres of music, playing the guitar, writing songs and short stories, and attending concerts, festivals and sporting events.