Founder and CEO
Urban Solution Group
I’m most proud of: Starting my company! There was a large need for companies like Urban, but it was very hard to leave Anadarko. I had also never done a capital raise, filed a patent or managed manufacturing — but I knew I could do it.
Biggest career challenge: Not having a technical degree in a technical industry. When I started in oil and gas, I spent a ton of time in the field and taking classes to learn the technical side of the industry — that was the fun part. Getting people to respect and acknowledge my proficiency was more challenging.
Top advice: If you want something, ask for it. Then, be prepared to fight for it. No one is going to advocate for you better than yourself, so do it!
Mentor, champion or hero: My fiancé, Kevin — no one believes in or supports me more than him. Alex Hohman — for teaching me, fighting for me and guiding me while at Anadarko. And Chris Wright and Wayne Williamson, for believing in me and helping me start Urban.