I grew up in Eudora, Kansas, with a community of strong faith and service. Now currently residing in Lecompton and embracing the history and town fellowship. I am on year two of running the Catholic Charities Food Pantry in Lawrence with an amazing team of volunteers. Serving the community as a social service agency has given me the opportunity to complete certificates in Mental Health First Aid and Integrative Behavioral Health. I am now finishing up my undergrad in Organizational Leadership through Fort Hays State University’s online program. With an interest in leadership, I was accepted and completed the Leadership Douglas County program in 2023. I spend my free time finding trails with Bubba the dog and growing with my Connect church.