While I’ve always considered myself a “city girl,” as the years have passed, I’ve come to realize that smaller settings are best suited for my personality. Rural communities have much to offer, and I’m glad I get to be part of the Center’s staff and to work with everyone in meeting its mission.
My professional career began at the Schuyler, Nebraska, newspaper, and I couldn’t have had a better place to start, as it afforded me the opportunity to share stories about agriculture producers, small businesses, school activities, and small-town life.
Working in rural America has helped me realize this is where the true spirit of hard work and helping others can be seen on a daily basis. I have also witnessed firsthand how important it is for residents, agencies, organizations, community leaders, and elected officials to work together to ensure a bright future for their community, and my goal is to continue bringing that knowledge to my work at the Center.
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with family, cheering on the Nebraska Cornhuskers, taking photos, and scrapbooking.