My education and work experiences have opened opportunities to understand, participate and contribute with diverse regional American cultures, different professional roles, and divergent organizational goals. Geographically, this has included Washington DC area, Ohio, Georgia, Alaska, and Nebraska. As for professional roles within higher education, my experiences have spanned a diverse set of higher education systems, traversed three regional accreditation entities, and encompassed a spectrum of roles and duties from adjunct to tenured faculty member to various administrative positions. Other nonprofit experiences include a live-in counselor for juvenile delinquents. For-profit experiences consist of research assistant in the Washington DC area and a small business – salesperson to regional manager. While these experiences include both nonprofit and business organizations in front line and managerial positions, the common threads are individuals and organizations confront similar challenges.