Where were you born? Where did you grow up?
I have been raised in Hardin County my entire life, and continue to currently live in Alger.

What brought you to this area? Or kept you here?
My family would be the foremost reason for staying in Hardin County. I could not imagine living away from my family or our close knit community.

What is your occupation?
 I am a K-12 School Counselor at Upper Scioto Valley.

Why do you love what you do?
Although working in a school district can be difficult at times, I think for me the impact on students’s lives definitely out-weighs the difficult times. I love seeing students from the time they start Kindergarten to the time I get to announce their names as they walk across the stage at Graduation. And now with social media we can continue to watch them grow and go onto becoming amazing adults! I am not sure there is another job that allows you to touch and impact so many people

What is your favorite thing about this community?
Our community has a true support system within each other. No matter what, we are here to support and take care of each other.

What are you involved within the community?
Within our community, I am a 4-H advisor, I help with our Relay For Life, and help with the Youth Basketball and Football Programs.

What are some of your hobbies?
With 4 young children I do not have a lot of free time for hobbies. Things I enjoy doing would be watching my kids participate in athletics, dance, band, 4-H and having family time!