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 excited 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 I am excited to bring that knowledge to my work at the Center.
I currently live in Blair, and when I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with family, cheering on the Nebraska Cornhuskers, taking photos, and scrapbooking.