Top accomplishment this year:
Becoming the youngest director in my region.

What’s the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome?
Age-related skepticism is a challenge that I face as a young, new director. More seasoned employees are oftentimes skeptical of youth and it can require more time to earn their respect.

What do you value most in a workplace?
Transparent and open communication. It’s important for any employee to feel valued and heard; often that means they will want to contribute more.

What's the one thing you wish you could change about the industry?
I wish all industries and employees would be mindful of food waste. Food waste is often a big factor in our industry. However, companies have been coming up with ways to eliminate food waste.