Informed by her own incredible story of achievement in spite of being adopted twice (and surviving early childhood abuse at the hands her first adoptive parents), Pamela travels around the United States determined to help others learn from her experiences. She focuses on speaking to professional groups, community managers and students about the beauty found when one overcomes adversity and using life’s hardest lessons to make a positive impact on the world.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT STRATEGISTAs a Facebook Global Lead Mentor, Pamela has unparalleled training to help community professionals engage their communities, further their careers, create prosperity in their communities, and foster outreach to new audiences. Pamela frequently speaks on community engagement, conflict negotiation and self-care.
NURTURING COMMUNITYIn 2006, she created one of the first groups on Facebook, I AM ADOPTION, to connect and support adoptees through discussion and shared experiences. IAA is proud to be the largest open conversation about adoption on facebook, dedicated to the support and celebration of the diversity of the adoption experience. A born disrupter, Pamela shaped IAA to blow open the doors of conversation between parties historically kept from each other including adoptees, foster parents, adoptive parents and biological parents in one, safe, online space.
In 2017, Pamela was featured by Mark Zuckerberg at the Facebook’s first Community Leadership Summit in Chicago, IL.
EXPERIENCED MARKETING MANAGERPamela has spent the last six years in professional services marketing, where she specialized in marketing process management for engineering and architecture firms throughout North Texas. Pamela fell in love with engineering in 2012 when she was hired as the receptionist at a small engineering firm where she eventually took over proposal development. Her biggest accomplishment was landing a $2M TxDOT contract, doubling her company’s revenue...in one day….as their receptionist. From there, her marketing career skyrocketed.
As a professional marketer, Pamela is an active member of the Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) and served on variety of committees for SMPS Dallas and served as the Membership Director on the Board of SMPS Fort Worth. She’s been nominated for numerous awards at SMPS including Rising Star Award (2013), and Marketer of the Year (2017, 2018)