I graduated from John Carroll University in University Hts., Ohio with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio with a Master’s in Business Administration. I started my career in insurance as an underwriter and after moving to Williams County in 1995 and raising two sons, began to work first as a community volunteer and then in a wide variety of agencies including hospice, United Way and NOCAC (Community Action). In 2023, I will start my first term as a volunteer Board Member for Sarah’s Friends which provides services for all Williams County residents who have been victims of crime. With my position with The Ability Center, I have a job that is less like work and more like living my purpose. I have a passion to advocate for people in my community who are underserved and in need of support to live an independent lifestyle. It is an absolute privilege to be able to help remove barriers to equal opportunity and community inclusion.
Away from the office, I am an advocate for both my local community members who have been victims of crime as well as for AIM, The Alzheimer’s Impact Movement. I also love to read, garden, walk & hike, cook and spend time with my husband and two grown children.