My MBA experience with USD has helped develop the hard skills necessary to make informed objective strategic decision using tools such as process mapping and Excel modeling and forecasting that will allow me to succeed in leadership, finance and operations roles. I have over ten years of consulting, project management, sales and business development experience to compliment the skills I have gained through the MBA program. On a personal note, I bring a lifetime invested in endurance and outdoor sports from track and cross country to triathlon to endurance equestrian events to cave diving. Committing myself to endurance athletics has helped me to develop the focus necessary to succeed on the long course and in my professional life. I believe we should take care of the planet; that we should make someone else smile at least once a day; and that the place where we work - where we invest the majority of our time - should be a place where we find fulfillment and do good by serving others.