Director of Operations
June’s career started in telecom in 1999. Over the years, she naturally gravitated toward Project Management as she started seeing the benefits of project outcomes making lives easier for people, saving time & money, and transforming troubled aspects of company culture.
June believes in the magic that happens when teams work well together, and balancing the right amounts of discipline with flexibility to build a solid foundation for sanity and success. June is a serial agent of change. She is known for parachuting into problems, executing plans of action to solve the problems, establishing a go-forward plan to keep the problems from creeping back, and moving on to the next challenge.
June lives in “The Arboretum Village” of Lisle, IL with her husband, mother-in-law, daughter, two dogs, six koi fish and one turtle, occasionally rearing Monarch caterpillars. When she isn’t busy with DIY, she’s enjoying “family movie night” or hiking in the woods.
Q: What are your main responsibilities @ TruNorth?
A: Strategy & execution. I’m here to get stuff done and motivate my peers to get the stuff done. I celebrate wins and pivot the team quickly when things get dicey. It’s a privilege to lead this team of individuals, helping each of them learn, grow, and frankly be prepared for their next adventure. I came on board to help build something. So far, we’re killing it.
Q: What is your favorite part of your job?
A: Working with a team of extraordinarily talented overachievers who are whipsmart, dedicated, organized, and funny. This team truly cares about each other and we make that obvious to anyone we work with. I really enjoy influencing the way we grow by sharing nuggets of wisdom I have learned personally from inspirational leaders & silent mentors, tearful struggles, lessons learned, and powerful books or podcasts. I learn something new about the team every day, which is far and away my favorite thing.
Q: If you could only listen to one album for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A: David Bowie: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust (because The Thin White Duke is my desert island artist) If I could pick 3 more to get through the zombie apocalypse: Arcade Fire: The Suburbs, Bjork: Homogenic, Ani DiFranco: Revelling/Reckoning.
Q: Are you a night owl or a morning person?
Q: Dogs or cats?
Q: Phrase you find yourself uttering often?
A: Take it easy.