Gretchen actively engages in projects and activities that feed her intellectual curiosity and cultivate her creative self-expression. Her adventurous spirit has led her to visit, explore, and photograph 18 countries on five continents, with highlights including summiting Mount Kilimanjaro in 2012, and a single, thrilling trip that featured stops in Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic, and Japan.
An avid creative workshop enthusiast, Gretchen has completed courses in ceramics, calligraphy, basket weaving, fibre weaving, painting, screenwriting, interior photography and staging, storytelling, papier-mâché, improvisation, flower arranging, and cheese board arranging. Each adventure and creative exercise she takes on further sharpens her mind and ability to thrive as a change agent in both her personal and professional endeavors.
Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Gretchen moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature. She soon discovered her natural aptitude for operational management and enrolled in multiple collegiate courses to further develop her project management, team leadership, and business communication skills. She is currently a Program Manager at CLEAResult Consulting, where she manages $MM programs for the largest energy efficiency company in the United States.
Program Manager, CLEAResult
General Manager/Production Manager, Vanport Warehousing
Project Coordinator, Susan G. Komen for the Cure
BA, University of Washington, Comparative Literature
Project Management Institute (PMI), Project Management Professional (PMP)
Comprehensive coursework in Project Management, Team Leadership and Business Communications