Driven by a love for art, music, and their intersection with community service, Lindsay has spent her career in the nonprofit sector connecting individuals to opportunities for community impact; whether through art, public radio, or urban revitalization.
Lindsay recently moved to San Diego from Minneapolis, MN where she worked as a marketing professional for nonprofit organizations including the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and Minnesota Public Radio. Lindsay was an active volunteer and Advisory Board Member with the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of the Twin Cities. Lindsay served two years with AmeriCorps as a Volunteer Coordinator for a rebuilding organization in post-Katrina New Orleans, and then in St. Paul, MN as a Tutor Coordinator for St. Paul Public Schools. A Seattle native but a Minnesotan at heart, Lindsay holds a B.A. in Graphic Design and Art History from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Now let's hear directly from Lindsay!
What made you want to join the YNPN board?
When I first moved to San Diego a little over two years ago, one of the first things I did was look up the local YNPN chapter. YNPN had been a huge part of my life for the previous 5 years and I knew I wanted to connect with and get to know the San Diego group. I was heavily involved with the Twin Cities chapter and I knew what kind of magic is possible with YNPN! I joined the board because I felt that my skills and experience could help grow and shape YNPN San Diego.
What is your favorite thing about your career thus far?
I have been very fortunate in that I have had the opportunity to work in many different kinds of Nonprofits throughout my career. Each one unique and mission-driven in it's own way. That's why we do the work that we do. It's about making a difference and having an impact on our communities.
If you had one extra hour of free time a day, how would you use it?
I would get back into creating art work, both as a creative outlet and a source of stress relief. I would also definitely join/start a bowling league!
What has been the most fulfilling aspect of being a part of YNPN San Diego?
I have really enjoyed the collaborative spirit of the YNPN San Diego board. Everyone shows up. And they bring their own ideas, experiences, and backgrounds with them. This is an extremely active board and we are all here to make a difference and put together powerful events and programs that will have an impact on our network.
What would you say to someone on the fence about becoming a member, or even joining the board?
I would tell that to dive right in. YNPN has had such an incredible impact on both my life and my career, I would invite anyone that is interested to join to do it.