Maren’s experience spans multiple industries and locations. Her background includes a focus on systems thinking, strategy, operations, and finance, as well as art and design.
Born and raised in downtown Chicago, her career has taken her to many locations, and now she happily calls the Pacific Northwest her home. She was a chef for nearly 15 years cooking in high-end restaurants, running her own catering business and then managing large teams at two of Whole Foods Market’s flagship locations.
During her undergrad days, she studied art and philosophy of aesthetics at Bard College. Maren also received her MBA in Sustainable Systems from Pinchot University (formerly Bainbridge Graduate Institute) in 2015.
It’s creativity, hard work, persistence and grit at the core of her work history.
Maren is the co-founder of Conscious Company Media, and after four years she sold CCM to The SoCap Group. Currently, she is working as a small business consultant and focusing primarily on her next company: A new platform that aims to reinvent the way that companies find talent and individuals find purpose-driven work (launching in 2020!)
In addition to working on her next company, Maren has the pleasure of serving on the board of directors for Social Venture Circle, and the Pinchot Alumni Association.
In her free time, you’ll find Maren enjoying time with her loved ones, hiking with her dogs, gardening and feeding hummingbirds, cooking, woodworking, listening to podcasts, running, and practicing yoga.