XXIII EANC Council Member
Marietta, GA 1981
I was born in Estonia, near Põltsamaa. I came to the United States as a nanny through “Au Pair in America” in January 2001. I graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration, concentration in Accounting. I worked in public accounting for five years and then switched over to the private manufacturing sector. My current role is in commercial compliance, focusing on anti-corruption, data privacy, intellectual property, and corporate investigations. I am a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) and Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI). I am married to a war refugee from Kosovo, and we have two kids.
As a youth back in Estonia, I remember listening to a radio station from Seattle, Washington headed up by Estonians to deliver world news. It was forbidden to listen to such stations and I was cautioned by my parents to not talk about it outside of home. I was too young to understand topics, but having lived in the U.S. for 21 years now, I understand the importance of advocating for Estonia and the Baltic States, from wherever one lives in America. Being Estonian and keeping Estonian traditions alive is near and dear to my heart. I am one of the founding members of the Atlanta Estonian Cultural Society and have been on the board since 2014.