Stephanie is a dot-connector and self-professed nerd with a strong background in government contracting, economic development, and workforce development. She’s passionate about helping organizations improve, grow, and thrive, and she has a knack for distilling complex information into formats others can understand. She’s here to help you understand how Anthro-Tech's user-centered design services can help your agency, non-profit, or business improve customer experience.
Prior to joining the Anthro-Tech team, she most recently served as Defense Business Development Manager for the Washington Department of Commerce, working to strengthen the defense supply chain and support government contractors throughout WA State. She has a BA in Business from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and is a Certified Procurement Professional through the Association of PTACs.
Outside of Anthro-Tech, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family, reading, running, hiking, and kitchen dance parties with her daughters.
First creative memory
I was a prolific poet and author of short stories at a very young age and had a poem published in an anthology of children's poetry when I was 10. Most young kids dream of being a singer or actor; I practiced my autograph for book signings.
Your career thus far, in a nutshell
A treasure map following opportunities that utilize my strengths and energize me while allowing me to grow, learn, and support others.
Work of which you're most proud
During my time in workforce development, I helped a woman with a significant acquired disability return to her professional career. Working with her taught me to listen, work collaboratively, not make assumptions, and think outside the box. I've carried lessons learned from that experience into nearly every professional and personal endeavor.
Cause that means the most to you
Empowering young women.
My teenage daughter. The sound of her acoustic guitar and singing filling our home is one of my very favorite things.
"A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there."
What defines you
A strong desire to build and model a good life for my children.
Your idea of happiness
A challenging hike with amazing views. The trek to Lake of the Angels on Mount Skokomish is one of my favorites.
Favorite place in the world
Sunset beach picnic in Gearhart, OR, with my family.
"Meet the Robinsons." Yes, it's an animated movie. Watch it anyways. It's a beautiful story of resilience, persistence, and building a family out of the people who love and support you.
It may surprise you
If you knew me as an uncoordinated kid who struggled to get through gym class without humiliation or injury, it would surprise you to know that I've run three half-marathons in under two hours and completed a Tough Mudder.
Strength Finder Top 5 themes
Restorative, Intellection, Learner, Developer, Input
Sioux City, Iowa