Title: sales and marketing director at Cirrus Vodka, a Richmond-based maker of potato-based vodka

Born: February 1990 in Charlottesville

Education: University of Virginia, bachelor of arts, 2012; Georgetown University, master’s degree, 2017

Career: Woodberry Forest School, 2012-14; Coca-Cola Consolidated, 2014-16; Cirrus Vodka, 2018-present

What part of the metro area do you live?: west of the Boulevard neighborhood in Richmond

Best business decision: “In my role at Coca-Cola, my best business decision or tactic was developing solid relationships within our distribution department with delivery drivers, which helped ensure that large orders and displays were properly merchandised.”

Worst business decision: “My worst business decision was arguing with a superior rather than graciously accepting constructive criticism during a post-interview conversation, in which I wasn’t offered the position.”

Mistake you learned the most from: “Sending an emotionally charged email rather than having a face-to-face conversation.”

What is the biggest challenge/opportunity in the next two to five years: “In terms of Cirrus, the biggest opportunity is in gaining more market share in the Richmond and greater Virginia market while creating a community-minded brand. The biggest challenge will be competing against more established, global brands with more marketing spend and resources.”

First job after college: assistant director of admissions at Woodberry Forest School

If you had to do it all over again, what would you do differently: “I would have loved to have committed early on to becoming fluent in a second language.”

Movie or book that inspired you the most, and why?: “The Obstacle is the Way,” by Ryan Holiday. “The book is a great reminder that everyone faces obstacles and challenges in business and in life, and oftentimes these obstacles can be pathways to new opportunities. Because I am a huge sports fan, the two movies that inspired me the most would be ‘Remember the Titans’ and ‘Miracle.’ Both were inspired by true stories and incredible examples of teamwork and leadership.”

Favorite/least favorite subject in school: Favorite: creative writing; least favorite: physics.

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