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The Fringe team applies its extensive knowledge of adult-learning theory and techniques to give you and your colleagues the strategies and tools needed to lead and operate at the highest levels of efficiency and growth. By adopting your company’s values, we become an extension of your team that is aligned with your operational structure to drive measurable ROI. Get to know us by scrolling over each person for a more in-depth connection with the Fringe team.
Rachael founded Fringe PD to help people across industries and experience levels communicate more effectively at work. Having worked in talent management for more than a decade, Rachael knows firsthand the value of — and need for — strong communication skills and inclusive leadership. Today, Rachael is a strategist, coach, and speaker. She brings to this work certified training in brain-based coaching (NeuroLeadership Institute), women in leadership (Cornell University), mediating disputes (Harvard Law School of Executive Studies), and the DiSC and EQi 2.0© methodologies. Rachael is an active member of the Forbes Coaches Council and serves as a Trusted Advisor to the Professional Development Consortium.
Rachael has a background in theatrical performance and vocalization, is a two-time Ironman finisher, and has a rapscallion of sheepadoodle named Henry. She lives in Washington, D.C.
Katie has spent over ten years working in law firms and in professional development, focusing on supporting her clients to achieve success individually and for their organizations. Before joining Fringe, Katie practiced as a business litigator for over five years, where she discovered a passion for helping others thrive within their careers. Katie then transitioned to professional development for two large law firms. Katie’s coaching and facilitation emphasize improving interpersonal communication skills and developing leadership competencies. Katie holds coaching certifications from the NeuroLeadership Institute and the Co-Active Training Institute, and certifications in dispute mediation through the Center for Understanding in Conflict and Cornell University.
Hannah has a passion for cultivating enjoyable and positive experiences for others, whether during a one-time interaction or throughout a years-long collaboration on multiple projects. At Fringe PD, Hannah serves as our client relationship manager for all types of engagements. She brings to this role a diverse background that includes association management within the defense industry and several years in training and staffing teams within the biotech, food and beverage, and healthcare industries.
Outside of work, Hannah enjoys spending time with her husband, rambunctious toddler, and their three dogs. She is an alumna of the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!), but thanks to her hometown roots, also roots for the Georgia Bulldogs (Go Dawgs!).
Adey implements operational & marketing initiatives that break barriers and drive lasting impact and change. At Fringe PD, she owns the team’s business operations, including vendor management and brand presence. Adey brings an extensive background in operations management from organizations, including those listed in the Fortune 500, start-ups and non-profit sectors. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from University of California, Santa Barbara, and was an active member of the Marketing Association Club.
In her free time, Adey enjoys cooking for loved ones (she even runs her own meal-prep service!), traveling, and spending time with family. Although she currently resides in Atlanta, GA, Adey is a true Bay Area Californian and an avid football fan (Go 49ers!).
Robert’s focus is on helping senior leaders navigate challenges more confidently and effectively, especially in remote or hybrid environments. As a Fringe PD coach, Robert blends more than 30 years of experience in operations and management with certified training in coaching techniques, helping ambitious professionals build actionable plans for growth. Robert is a former member of the Senior Executive Service and has earned coaching credentials from the International Coaching Federation and Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership. He holds a certificate in advanced public management from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s in industrial engineering from Penn State.
Robert plays tennis, softball, and pickleball! He enjoys reading and has two Westie littermates.
Veronica supports C-suite professionals and their organizations on the journey toward high-impact and inclusive leadership. As a coach for Fringe PD, Veronica focuses on accountability and self-awareness, empowering leaders with versatile toolkits for lifelong success. “Coach V” boasts more than 20 years of experience in HR and coaching for a range of public, nonprofit, and commercial sector clients. She holds certifications with the Human Resources Certification Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management, as well as in the DiSC methodology. Veronica holds a certificate in Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from the University of South Florida. She is a Howard University alumna.
Outside of work, Veronica enjoys cooking, reading, live music, exploring restaurants, traveling, and rest. She lives in District Heights, Maryland.
Kate helps high-performing individuals and teams to strengthen their emotional intelligence and to apply the neuroscience of change to maximize potential. As a Fringe PD coach, facilitator, and speaker, Kate brings a deep appreciation for conflict that is rooted in more than 20 years of Marine Corps service. She holds certificates from Georgetown University in organizational change leadership, and strategic diversity and inclusion program management, and she is accredited through the NeuroLeadership Institute and the International Coach Federation. Kate has been a featured speaker for prominent organizations such as the FDIC, Merck, PayPal, and for several city governments and universities.
Kate is a huge animal lover, proud of her four chickens and her cat Mr. Fitzwizzle. She also enjoys climbing and hiking on the Appalachian Trail with her adventure partner, Joe.
Virginia empowers individuals and organizations through Fringe’s progressive programming to modernize & transform workplaces. As a Fringe PD facilitator, Virginia brings a wealth of experience as a trainer in multiple disciplines, including leadership training, compliance training, and bar preparation. Leaning on her time spent in improv training at The Second City (Chicago, IL), Virginia is an active and engaging facilitator. Virginia holds a JD from the University of Chicago, where upon graduating, she spent nearly a decade as a litigator for various firms. Virginia has been a go-to facilitator for organizations across various industries such as aerospace, retail, and transportation/logistics.
Traveling is Virginia’s passion: French wine country is one of her happy places, but anywhere she’s welcomed with a meal and a conversation is worth exploring.
Laura has a passion for using data to tell stories and to help organizations solve their toughest, most-persistent problems. For Fringe PD, she is our lead researcher, engaging with individuals and teams via surveys and interviews to gain a nuanced understanding of their current state and their vision for the future. She also guides diverse project teams to design research strategies that will unlock meaningful insights from data. Laura brings to this work more than ten years of experience in the federal consulting space, including managing a major accounting firm’s internal think tank. Laura holds a bachelor’s in human biology and a master’s in public health, both from the University of Virginia.
In her free time, Laura is an avid volunteer, helping refugees in her area settle into life in America. She lives in Richmond, Virginia.
Erin is a lifelong learner who finds joy in helping others develop their skills and turn career dreams into a reality. For Fringe PD, Erin is a program assistant who helps the team plan and execute workshops, stay organized and on track, and produce engaging materials for participants to refer to time and again. Erin has ten years of experience in customer service, client management, visual design, and virtual operations. She holds a certificate in virtual facilitation from High Five Performance and has completed coursework in instructional design and Adobe Photoshop. Erin has a bachelor’s in adult and organizational development from Temple University and is currently working toward her MBA.
Outside of work, Erin enjoys putting feet to pavement by participating in the popular Broad Street Run in Philly. She has run the course three times and has plans to run the race again in 2023!
After nearly 6 years in BigLaw as a Howard University School of Law graduate, Janelle transitioned into the career and digital media field through client work anchored in radical wellness and self-care. As a career strategist, Janelle works with legal professionals to gain clarity on their values, address and remove limiting beliefs regarding income and success, create a clear plan to define their life work, and guide them through any necessary pivots towards their dreams. Her work also includes bringing awareness to diversity, inclusion, and belonging issues, particularly in the workplace, as well as empowerment training for difficult conversations both at work and in life.
Caroline helps leaders design and launch organizational initiatives that drive game-changing, strategic growth with lasting impact. At Fringe PD, she manages the team’s various operational and administrative needs, including leading our new business partnership and recruitment efforts. Caroline comes to Fringe after serving as Chief of Staff at University of Chicago Law School and spending more than a decade in finance and Big Law, including as a practice manager. She holds a JD from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and a bachelor’s from Boston College.
In her free time, Caroline stays busy with yoga, racquet sports, and enjoying the hilarious moments afforded by a big extended family.
Jes turns standard videos for Fringe into full-fledged productions! As Fringe’s video editor, eLearning consultant, and developer, Jes leans on her multiple degrees and 10+ years of experience in the corporate world to ensure Fringe’s training is consistent with our brand standards and meets the high standards of adult learning. Jes holds a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Instructional Design. She is certified in Adobe Premiere for video production and Articulate Products for eLearning specialties. Jes is the Founder of Dinomite Learning Design, an instructional design consultancy. Jes doesn’t miss a moment to be outside! Some of her hobbies include sand volleyball, fishing in pedal kayaks, golf, bike riding, and swimming.
Jes doesn’t miss a moment to be outside! Some of her hobbies include sand volleyball, fishing in pedal kayaks, golf, bike riding, and swimming.
Anthony helps the Fringe team put ideas into actionable code! As Fringe’s resident tech wiz, Anthony leads the development of Fringe’s Insight Platform and assists with managing Fringe PD’s digital presence. He brings multiple years of experience from startups, where he launched projects across the Real Estate, Health Tech, and Engineering Industries. Anthony is a software developer by trade but also enjoys working with product development and UX design. He is the Founder and Manager of Vectorwyse, a programming, database, and technology consultancy, and holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Anthony has a passion for traveling the world with his wife and two children, rock climbing, and cooking!