Why do you want to be a board member?
The opportunity to understand exactly what the team needs to operate effectively. I'd like to gain experience with talking to city officials about our rights as individuals and an entity.
If elected to the board, what will your priorities be?
Mediation between the public and ourselves. Being a liaison for the the well being of FAI. Ensuring total comprehension of the perimeters regarding events, obligations, and organizational precautionary measures.
What is your long-term vision for the future of Flashpoint Artists Initiative?
Peace between local governance and our event. Additions to the communities we inhabiy in the form of public works. Safety of all beings involved. A land that we will not need to move from or will upset the neighborhood, roads, or attendees. I want to see that it keeps going for decades. I feel that getting involved now will help for torch carrying later.
What would you most like to contribute as part of the FAI BOD?
Looking for and employing solutions to real world concerns through community involvement.
Please tell us about the experience (professional, burn world, or otherwise) that you can contribute to the FAI BOD.
I continually seek leadership initiatives for teams. In professional work environments I am often elected as a contact point or relied upon for updated and pertinent information. I have held a leadership role at every burn that I have attended because people are willing to trust me and it is how I personally feel the most radically expressed.
What roles have you served in at Alchemy and/or Euphoria? In leadership positions at other burns?
Survival Guide)Pocket Guide co-lead (A15)
Connexus co-lead (E16) Education shift lead (TTM) Education Team Lead (A16)
Please describe your leadership style and experience (in detail).
Adaptation to the immediate environment allows me to express hands on and hands off leadership skills. Depending on the need of the environment I assess and find solutions to implement that will improve the situation. I collaborate with my team members to get a clear picture and ensure that other ideas are welcome. I do understand that at times less input is better for organization decision because it keeps the water from getting muddy.
Please describe a time you faced a difficult leadership situation and the steps you used to resolve it (in detail).
An important machine was out of service. I mentioned the safety concerns with continuing to use the machine and requested that the team not use it. Immediately, the machine mechanic was called in to resolve our issue and keep our organization moving. The mechanic required information on the machine, a sign off on paperwork, and a follow-up appointment.
How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop? Why?
It doesn't. You can rinse the pop in water until it melts, or smash into it skillfully with a hammer. Also, in my own experience it was over 360 licks. The answer may vary from mouth to mouth. If you truely want to find the answer it takes dedication and a research endeavor.