Sharing the Story of Russian Pointe at Bomond Rendezvous

Recently I had the honor to be one of the panelists for an entrepreneurial event hosted by Bomond Rendezvous. It is always exciting to share ideas and discoveries about your own journey, as well as listen and learn from other business owners and their experiences.


The Russian Pointe brand has evolved greatly over the past 18 years. To achieve my goals and make the brand what it is today required not only vision but execution. Of course it is easier said than done, but when you strongly believe in something and put your vision and determination into the idea, everything becomes possible.

As the infamous Helen Keller once said, “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” With that, my wish to all future business owners is to have a clear vision and to put the right actions into it.

Keynote Speaker at Eastern Michigan University Business School Annual Awards

Prior to my trip to Japan, I was honored to be a keynote speaker at EMU's annual business awards event for over 300 guests.

EMU holds precious memories for me; I started my business, Russian Pointe, out of my EMU student apartment. This event gave me the opportunity to give back and share my 18-year entrepreneurial journey with a new generation of young entrepreneurs, encouraging them to never give up and never take failure as an option. I am proud to be an EMU Alumna!

Keynote Speaker at SPASH Girl's Tennis School Annual Awards

I was honored with an invitation to be the keynote speaker at the SPASH Girl's Tennis Annual Awards, organized and hosted by tennis coach Gary Baier. Gary owns and operates Birch Knoll Girls Summer Camp, where his main goal is not just to train girls in tennis, but to inspire, educate and help young ladies advance their sport careers. As I spoke to this group of girls, I could see and feel the excitement and ambitions amongst them. It's truly a great feeling when you know that your words can positively affect and motivate this young generation. (In return, the girls promised to give me a lesson in tennis!)