Jamie is Assistant to the Chief of Staff / Operations Associate with over a decade of experience in leadership at the higher education level.
Prior to joining Blue Beyond, she spent 20 years in NCAA Collegiate Athletics as a Women’s Basketball Coach. Her coaching career began in 2002 after competing as a Women’s Basketball student-athlete at the University of Oregon. Her team was 2x Pac-10 Champions, 3x NCAA Tournament Participants, and 02′ WNIT Champions. Jamie also earned honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10 honors.
Her teaching and coaching philosophy stemmed from her understanding that the collegiate student-athlete experience was about learning and developing life skills to enrich the future of each young woman she coached. Personal and team development was essential to creating a sustainable culture of success that would enhance the University and the Community it serves, as well as the student-athlete.
Jamie learned through coaching the value of teamwork and collaboration, discipline to do what is necessary to accomplish goals, and the importance of accountability and responsibility to be a productive member of any team or organization. Coaching required threading the needle of high demand and understanding team members’ needs while balancing individual differences.
Her most prominent skills include attention to detail, effective collaboration in team environments, communication and planning with others, Problem-solving and solution-finding while being able to adapt and change when needed. Jamie’s greatest strengths are her service-oriented leadership and interpersonal skills, and she values most connection to people, community building, and belonging.
Jamie holds a Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies with a concentration in Family & Human Services from the University of Oregon.