Evolving

Evolving

Twenty years ago, a door opened. It was April of 2002 when I met our founder and my future business partner, Nyles Ayers, who took a chance on a me. I could feel the positive energy exuding from him as he told people he had a “hired a woman” to run the business. He...
Noneya

Noneya

The more business-appropriate definition of noneya is “none of your business”. If you Google it, you will find a more…expressive definition. I like getting to know everyone I work with but always try to let them lead, deciding what they are comfortable sharing about...
Joy in the End

Joy in the End

Have you heard the phrase “Start with the end in mind”? If you Google it, you’ll see there are a lot of people who employ the saying or some version of it; there’s even a book with that title. It is used to help people think about life, business and yes, death. I’ve...
Lost with Leonard

Lost with Leonard

On or about 12/13/2021, Comet Leonard whooshed by in the night sky. If you were lucky enough to be in a place to see it with your own eyes, it was magnificent. Do a Google search for a video of it and I think you’ll be equally impressed with the blues and purples...
The Change Train

The Change Train

My grandfather told me (with tears of laughter rolling down his cheeks) about the first time his brother saw a train and fled, thinking it was some sort of smoking, rolling beast coming for him. That was in the early 1900s. In 2021, it is hard to believe that we’d be...
A New Tradition

A New Tradition

As we count down the final days paying for office space that we have not fully occupied for more than a year, this week we started a new tradition: a monthly, virtual team meeting we are calling “Tidal Pool”. Our mascot is the Starfish and as we brainstormed on a fun...