Sally has been a part of Aileron’s Client Engagement team since 2017, bringing with her 40+ years of management and operations experience. For 10 years prior to joining Aileron, she managed a wellness spa in a rural setting, and for 30 years before that, she planned trips for professional groups; she found particular joy in finding ways to “deluxe” someone’s experience.
She describes herself as “the best human arrow,” pointing folks in the direction they need and finding resources that support them. She’s naturally drawn to scoping out details in any environment, and she loves discovering hidden gems that can elevate someone’s interaction with the space, their work, with others.
In her free time, Sally is a yoga teacher who leads classes in Troy; she considers the practice an exercise of love. She’s passionate about dog rescue, and she enjoys spending as much time as she can with her husband and her friends, and being outside in her garden and she-shed.
What’s something you’re constantly striving to get better at?
“Happiness and joy in every moment, in everything, and in everyone. It’s the first thing I want to look for and the last thing I want to see at night – what joy I found throughout the day. Also, having awareness to shift my energy when I’m going along a joyless path.”
What are the values that drive you?
“Every day at the breakfast table, my dad would tell me, ‘Sally, you go out and give them 110%.’ He was a consistent, skilled hard worker, and taught me to be, too. My mom always said, ‘Be kind but laugh and have fun.’ She always told me, ‘Kindness is probably going to get you more in life,’ and, ‘Don’t be so serious that you don’t enjoy what you do.’”
“I love going in because the energy is so wonderful. It takes me back to working with a team, with goals, with people striving to make their businesses successful. I really am appreciative to have that connection – it boosts me up and keeps me excited about things I’m doing in life. I also believe that Aileron has guardian angels. The people are so good and so interesting. They help each other. And to have the motto that your work is making a better America; I think that’s pretty darn cool.”