Craddock Stropes

Craddock Stropes

Craddock Stropes (she/her) is a facilitator, mentor, and trainer with more than 25 years of experience in the corporate, local government, and nonprofit sectors. Using compassion, creativity, and clarity, she specializes in guiding teams toward inclusive, strategic, and tangible solutions that make everyday lives better.

Her work draws from her broad experiences in consumer research, project management, capital budgeting, public policy, communication, technology, operation, and executive leadership. Her life experiences as the daughter of Vietnamese refugees have taught her to navigate challenging contexts with grace and humor, and inspired her to share these skills with diverse populations working toward the greater good.


  • Craddock serves on the board of directors of the International Network of Asian Public Administrators and is active in numerous government and nonprofit professional associations. Her affiliated volunteer work is centered on advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • She earned a project management certification from the University of San Diego, and a bachelor’s degree in communications from California State University, Fullerton.


  • Licensed trainer with the International Association for Public Participation and a certified Collaborative Discussion coach through the Interactivity Foundation.
  • Nationally recognized moderator, panelist, and presenter for professional associations such as the National Association of Asian American Professionals, American Marketing Association, American Public Works Association, International City County Management Association, California Association for Public Information Officers, and the Municipal Management Association of Southern California.
  • Mentorship is a core value, and Craddock dedicates as much time as possible toward mentoring young professionals through their life journey.


Craddock is a lifelong dancer and arts enthusiast. At age 47 she performed with San Diego Dance Theater in the iconic Trolley Dances – 25 years after first training with the company as a scholarship student. She loves K-pop, karaoke, cooking, and cats, and listening to her favorite podcasts by Simon Sinek, Adam Grant, Martha Beck, and NPR.