I have always felt that rural America is the fabric and backbone for all that we are, no matter where you live – it’s where we all find our roots, and we shouldn’t forget that. There is so much beauty to be found in rural areas if we all stop and see, smell, hear, and experience it. I have a great love for small towns, the great outdoors, open spaces, and farmers.
Over the past 32 years, I’ve worked in the nonprofit arena, holding many positions related to fundraising, operations management, facility management, program development and management, and grant writing. I believe my experiences in these areas will help me connect with small communities to gain experiences that will help me grow in my work.
My goal is to use my skills and talents to be a support to all staff in their work, and to learn from them at the same time. I hope to leave my imprint on the Center for future leaders, providing them with a path to continue moving the organization forward.