Years in Tampa Bay
Public Relations Manager
What do you do?
I write social media content, blogs, speeches, and handle public relations for Project No Labels.
Why do you do it?
I do it because I believe that equality is essential to having a happy and productive life. I work for a nonprofit who promotes equality and tolerance.
What was your Catalyst? (How did you get started?)
I found out about Project No Labels when I moved back from Washington DC. I met the founder, Claire Elisan, at a local restaurant and she proceeded to tell me about the organization and a couple years later I began working in the LGBTQ+ community with this nonprofit.
What’s a common misconception or unknown aspect of what you do?
It’s not always fun, and it takes a lot of hard work and funding for operations to be successful.
What’s the most challenging part of your Hustle?
Working for a nonprofit that is not fully funded while working another full-time job is probably the hardest aspect. There’s so much that needs to be completed but it’s hard when other duties take precedence because they are paying your bills.
What’s the most valuable piece of business advice/insight that’s helped you?
Stay organized. I mean this in every aspect of your life, especially if you are managing others. It’s a reflection of your leadership, and your subordinates will thrive if they are set up for success.
Why do you think the work you do here in St. Pete is important?
St. Pete is home to a robust LGBTQ+ population from across the country. Our mission is uniting this community with our straight allies in order to create a Tampa Bay area flourishing with diversity, tolerance, and respect. In this current era, we need an organization promoting positivity and love and Project No Labels makes sure this happens in our hometown.