meet the 2019 Red Shoe Society Leadership Council
Company/ Position: Business Director for BJC HealthCare’s Planning, Design & Construction Department
Why I joined Red Shoe: I was looking for an opportunity to give back to the St. Louis area and meet other young professionals, and my sister and brother-in-law, who are very involved with RSS, recommended it to me.
On the weekend, you can find me: Spending time downtown, running and walking in the Clayton area.
Favorite place in St. Louis: Downtown Clayton and Enterprise Center for Blues games.
An interesting fact about myself: I was obsessed with dinosaurs as a little kid and was a featured guest on KMOX Radio three times to talk with famous dinosaur scientists.
Company/Position: KPMG – Senior Manager, Business Tax Services
Why I joined Red Shoe: RMHC was my college sorority’s philanthropy so I was already familiar with the House. My husband’s friend was involved with Red Shoe and introduced us to the group. It was a natural fit since I was already familiar with the House.
On the weekend, you can find me: Spending time with my husband and kids, exploring our Kirkwood neighborhood!
Favorite Place in St. Louis: Forest Park and all of its attractions
An interesting fact about myself: While on a snorkeling trip on my honeymoon in the Virgin Islands, I was stung by fire coral in the ocean. The boat captain said that it should be treated with ammonia, so he sprayed Windex on my leg! Thankfully the pain only lasted a few days but I had a scar for months!
Company/Position: Hubbard Radio – National Sales Coordinator
Why I joined Red Shoe: To make new friends, get involved in the community and support a great organization.
On the weekend, you can find me: At a concert or ball game
Favorite place in St. Louis: Forest Park
An interesting fact about myself: I have seen Billy Joel 30 times and have tickets for concerts 31 and 32!
Company/Position: Director of Integrated Corporate Communications – ACERTUS
Why I joined Red Shoe: I became familiar with the Ronald McDonald House in college while volunteering as part of my sorority’s philanthropy. My family also started a tradition of cooking breakfast Thanksgiving weekend at one of the houses. As an adult, I knew it was time to find the opportunity to help the house in a new capacity, and the Red Shoe Society seemed like a perfect fit.
On the weekend, you can find me: Walking my dog in our neighborhood park or spending time with my extended family.
Favorite place in St. Louis: It’s a hard decision, but I would have to say Forest Park. There is just too much to do in one weekend in the park. We are lucky to have such a wonderful place in our city.
An interesting fact about myself: I have a very eclectic group of interests from opera theater to ice hockey and anything true crime.
Company/Position: DDI Media – Account Executive
Why I joined Red Shoe: I joined Red Shoe for many reasons, but the one that helped convince me to join is the place in the Mission Statement which positively states that this organization provides a “home away from home.” The community RMDH has created for anyone and everyone that walks in is truly inspiring. I love seeing and putting smiles on people’s faces, making kids laugh, and caring for families.
On the weekend, you can find me: Hanging with family and friends!
Favorite place in St. Louis: Ohh, this is a tough question! Elevated Performance (my gym), Louis Wine Dive, Parkers Table, Busch Stadium for Cards games and Enterprise Center for Blues….others too, but can’t name them all.
An interesting fact about myself: I sometimes snort when I laugh 🙂
SOCIAL / MEMBERSHIP CHAIR
Company/Position: bioMérieux – Regulatory Affairs Manager, Latin America and Canada
Why I joined Red Shoe: I first volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House Charities in high school. In college, I was the Philanthropy Chair of my sorority, Alpha Delta Pi. I loved leading service and fundraising events for RMHC! Red Shoe has provided a new, incredible opportunity to serve RMHC and to meet new friends, who share the same passion for providing a home-away-from-home for families.
On the weekend, you can find me: Running, taking a trendy workout class, attending a concert, or trying a new restaurant with friends.
Favorite place in St. Louis: Clayton and Central West End
An interesting fact about myself: I enjoy running short distance, and my goal is to run a mile in under 6 minutes.