My experience includes a variety of business responsibilities and all areas of Human Resources, with specific focus on compliance, employee relations, and training and development. I hold an MBA from Western Governors University and a bachelor’s degree in theatre production from Indiana State University. My experience ranges from human resources positions in healthcare and manufacturing companies to directing and producing theatrical productions. Perhaps most surprisingly, the skills used to direct plays and musicals transfer very well to Human Resources! Training and advising on employee matters and corralling actors are remarkably comparable – following policies or following scripts, doing them the right way builds an efficient workforce and gets a standing ovation!
I live in Indianapolis, Indiana where I have been involved with many of the professional and community theatres, including being the founding director of Oaklandon Civic Theatre. One of my favorites is The Christmas Quilt, a play I wrote and directed that included popular Christmas songs. My involvement in theatre ranges from acting and directing, producing and designing to business management.
I am also involved in the Scottish Society of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Scottish Highland Games and Festival. I am descended from the Douglas Clan through my maternal grandmother and have visited several castles throughout Scotland that are a part of Douglas history.