I graduated from Denison High School and attended the University of Iowa in Iowa City where I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies. I also completed a teaching degree for Secondary Education (History). I have worked my entire adult life in social services working at Denison Job Corps for a combined 8.5 years, Southwest Iowa Family Access Center in Council Bluffs for 2 years and most recently as a Coordinator at Wesco. I am the oldest of 4 children on my mom’s side and the oldest of 5 on my dad’s side for a combined 3 brothers and 4 sisters which has consequently led to 12 nieces and nephews. When I’m not working you can find me at home taking bath naps or spending time with family and friends. I enjoy all things music! I love traveling and have a goal to reach all 50 states by the time I’m 50 and, currently have visited 27 (I still have some time!). I love people and look forward to continue helping people in this new journey at Wesco and Stepping Stones!
Seeing so many individuals succeed in life and being able to transition back into the community is the best part of my job.- WESCO Industries Employee
They can't tell you when you start this job there may come a time where you find you're more comfortable surrounded by people with developmental disabilities than when you are with the general population. But it happens.- WESCO Industries Employee
Until someone has had their own experience with someone with a developmental disability, they just won't understand.- WESCO Industries Employee
I’m so grateful this job became my purpose, my passion & part of my identity.WESCO Industries Employee