Making a Difference
Education: A.A.S. in business administration from Ivy Tech State College, B.A. in sociology from Indiana University Southeast, and graduate certificate in nonprofit management from IUPUI
Activities/memberships/hobbies: I served in the Indiana Army National Guard for over 12 years, including one year in Afghanistan. My husband serves as a Chief Warrant Officer for the Indiana Army National Guard.
I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, watching movies, family bike rides, traveling and spending time with family on the Tennessee River every summer. Our family is busy with our sons’ sports and community activities. We are members of Bethel Baptist Church in Leota and love our church family! I am the Secretary for the Vienna-Finley Elementary School PTO.
I also enjoy many volunteer opportunities through work, including serving as a board member/Secretary of the Scott County Partnership, member of the Scott County Partnership’s Youth/Education Committee, Governing Board member of Align Southern Indiana, member of Guiding All Kids Advisory Council, and member of Scott County 4-H Expansion and Review Committee. I also enjoy volunteering in the schools for mock interviews, bully prevention classes and other life skills.
What do you like about the Scott County Community Foundation?
The quote, “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life” is so true! What’s not to love about the Community Foundation? We think long-term, past not what just affects us today, but will affect our children and grandchildren tomorrow. I love being a part of our programs that affect youth, such as our Youth Grantmaking Council and Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Both my sons have been impacted by these programs, with my oldest son now a member of the YGC and learning about philanthropy. We have a great small community and so many people who are committed to making it a great place to live, and I’m thankful to be a part of that.