About So how did a theatre major become director of digital strategy?
Yeah. I get that a lot.
Well, how about smarts, talent, timing and good old fashioned "pluck."
My nontraditional background helps me see things differently and provides me with a rich toolkit that includes everything from script analysis techniques to pastoral counseling skills. It also ensures a level of fearlessness that means I tend to see challenges as opportunities. When I worked in theatre I had learn how to handle snakes, field strip Beretta 9mm, using mountain climbing equipment to haul a 40lb weight up 20 feet and then repel down, deal with a major star’s stalker, and blow things up without killing people.