What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job?
In home building, community building, in managing a team and in life in general, I have found that empathy has been the skillset that has served to be the most important in my role at Berkeley Building Co. Being able to put myself in another’s shoes, while taking the initiative to constantly improve and explore new ways to anticipate and meet the needs of our clients and the community we serve has been invaluable.
What is the definition of success for you, personally and professionally?
Both personally and professionally, when I can create an environment for others where they feel supported and encouraged, they are limitless in what they are able to accomplish. Success to me is when your work and efforts have made a positive impact on others and helped the people who surround you feel confident to accomplish great things.
Outside of work/profession, do you have skills or talents that most people do not know about?
Outside of work, I enjoy fundraising and working with charitable organizations. I love coaching soccer for little ones. Throwing a great party. And probably least known, I grew up salmon fishing (Oregon Coast) with my grandfather and am well-versed in fishing bait and tackle tactics.
What are some causes you care about?
As the mother of a Boise St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital “Miracle Child,” I am passionate about paying it forward by my involvement in children’s medical health charities. I am lucky to serve on the Community Board for The Jayden DeLuca Foundation, which supports families affected by pediatric heart conditions and pediatric heart defect research. And as a part of the Berkeley Building Co. family, we build the Boise St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Dream home each year.
Making a Positive Impact on Others
Paying It Forward