Growing up in the small village of Snyder, Nebraska, I spent a lot of time around cattle and crops at our family farm just a few miles away from my childhood home. And after attending college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, my husband and I knew we wanted to get back to our roots and raise our kids in a rural community. The personalized feeling that comes with living in a small town is hard to beat.
Before being hired by the Center, I was a freelance graphic designer and branding contractor. I've also owned and operated a part-time photography business since 2012. I've been a nonofficial part of the Center team since 2016, when I began contracting graphic design services with it.
My husband, Brenn, and I have two children. As a family, we enjoy spending time at the lake and fixing up our 1915 home. Personally, I enjoy gardening and being involved in our community. Since moving back to the area in 2015, I've served on various boards and committees, and I've been a high school competitive speech coach since 2018.