I grew up on a farm near Crofton, Nebraska, and have always lived in rural America—this is where my family comes from. I want to raise my boys here, as I believe being raised in the area comes with security and a strong belief in values.
As a former contractor for the Center, I have worked on community gardening, small business development, food sustainability, and food demonstrations. I also taught family and consumer science classes at Santee Community School, and Native American Beading, Native American Textile Construction, and Introduction to Entrepreneurship as dual-credit classes at Nebraska Indian Community College. Recently, I completed my master’s degree in family and consumer science through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Each day, I strive to be a part of the growth in the Center’s Tribal programs, as well as help facilitate new ideas on how to approach some of our goals as a team.
When I’m not working, I have three sons who keep me on my toes at all times. We love spending time outdoors together, whether we’re swimming, or getting dirty in the sandbox or garden.