(a.k.a. - The Restless Filly)
Originally from Scotland, I previously served as a chief cardiac physiologist, working in both the National Health System and private health sector in the U.K. I then served as director of operations and subsequently, managing director of a core lab that specialized in cardiac and pulmonary data services for clinical trials, with accountability for all aspects of the company’s global business and financial performance. I spent several years as vice president of the cardiology division for a U.S. cardiac device/equipment manufacturer, focusing on strategic planning, development, and leadership, before joining Duke Clinical Research Institute in 2011 as the director of Operations for the Imaging Program. After several promotions, I ultimately took on the role of Senior Director Clinical Trials, where I remained for three years, providing clinical, operational, research, and business oversight for the Duke Early Phase Clinical Research Unit (Phase I/Proof of Concept unit, situated in Duke Hospital), Clinical Operations (Industry and Govt Trials/Networks & Innovation groups),the Clinical Events Classification group, Safety Surveillance program, Pharmacometrics/Small Trials group and Imaging program. Focusing a significant amount of time on developing exceptional operational leaders within each group - strong, confident, knowledgeable, motivated, who are trusted and respected by their teams and colleagues.
Having decided to leave clinical research to coach full-time, we were looking to downsize from our 40 acre horse-farm to a place at the beach, when I inadvertently discovered an almost 100 year old inn that badly needed "saving". So, we sold the farm and moved to Hatteras Village, to buy and renovate the hotel.... and "The Atlantic Inn in Hatteras came to be.
Owning the inn, now gives me the opportunity, to not only continue coaching, but also to hold retreats in the most wonderful, naturally beautiful place I know - Hatteras Village. With miles of sandy beaches, that remain quiet in the off-season, this is the ideal sanctuary to have a retreat.
These days I can be found either at the inn, or....I may just be on my Hatteras Beach - watching my beautiful Atlantic ocean, writing, being inspired...and planning my next great adventure...😊