Why are no two CRANE programs alike? Each grows from the one-of-a-kind chemistry among CRANE team members and our clients. Meet the passionate personalities who help make the magic happen.
When she’s tired of being called poised and equanimous,
Shelly sets off all manner of fireworks, drinks rare wines,
and lands a mean cornhole bag.
If her middle name weren’t Nicole,
it would be Efficiency,
scrawled in Indiana red.
In those deceptively posh, soft avocado green loafers
stands a fierce warrior against passive voice
and a fearless champion of big ideas perfectly put.
You can take the girl out of L.A.,
but she’s not going to leave behind her armoire of shoes,
her rapid-fire way of talking, gesticulating, and oh yeah,
adding her opinion to the discussion.
If wit could cut, she’s our machete.
But she’s also a secret softy,
forever falling in love with
a book, a stray cat, or a middle school.
Like a compass unfailingly locked
on true north, Ann’s super giant brain
is where we look when we need answers.
Jazzy millennial, Iowa Writers’ Workshop grad,
craft beer aficionado—Chanda wears many hats,
and unlike most, can actually pull them all off.
When Greg goes on vacation,
he doesn’t just kick back. He kicks in—
refurbishing houses, clearing roads, serving others—
because his vision is indefatigable.
Squirrel! Lisa inhabits life so fully
that she can’t miss anything.
Blessing and curse. But mostly blessing.
We call her the kindest CRANE.
But Joanna’s an iron-willed honey badger
when it comes to pinning beauty down on the page.
Ginny just knows.
When the conference proposal is due,
how to connect with prospective clients, and
when we all desperately need a chicken biscuit.
It’s hard to cuddle a spreadsheet–
which is maybe why Sherri raises four kids
and rescues an unusual amount of animals in her spare time.
The way some people love horses or beaches or money—
that’s the way Beth feels about
wrangling a logistical problem.
Phyllis has excavated archeological digs under the midnight sun in Alaska, appeared on Jeopardy!,
and traced her family lineage back several centuries.
She also fields a snazzy quantitative survey
and has the scatterplots to prove it.
Known to walk to work through all manner of weather
while carrying three totes and a lawn chair,
Pam stays the course and gets to the finish line
under her own power.