Where do you work? What’s your position?
I’m currently a marketing specialist at the Arbor Day Foundation in Lincoln.
How long have you been an AMA Lincoln board member?
Why did you get involved in AMA Lincoln?
I got involved when I was approached to join the board as the executive vice president (EVP) of programming by the then-President-Elect. After all of the opportunities and connections I made over the past three years, joining was the best decision I could have made for my career.
What’s your favorite hobby?
Houseplants. I refer to myself as a chaotic hobbyist, so it’s hard to pick just one, but plants are life!
The professional achievement you’re most proud of.
I’m most proud of being selected as the 2020 Dorothy B. Clarke Award recipient with my work with AMA. I had never received an award prior, so it was a true honor. So much so that I held back what would have been very ugly sobbing.
The personal achievement you’re most proud of.
So far, the personal achievement I’m most proud of is being selected as a performer of the national anthem for Husker sporting events. My two favorite performances have both been for Husker volleyball. GBR!
You can snap your fingers and instantly learn any skill. What is it?
It’s hard to pick just one, but I’ve always had a fascination with languages. So fluency in every known language, active and dead, would be my skill of choice!
What is objectively the best TV show out there? How about movies?
Schitt’s Creeks is objectively the best. I experience the same emotions every time I re-watch it, which doesn’t happen with many other shows! As for movies, the best movie (and my all-time favorite) is Titanic. I’ll be taking no questions on this matter.
You’re at a bar. What are you ordering?
Gin & soda with a lime.
Read any good books or discover any podcasts?
I’m not much of a reader, but I am an avid podcast listener. A few of my favorites include Toni and Ryan, Lore, Morbid, Ask Iliza Anything, This Might Get Weird, and The Bald and the Beautiful. I listen to several genres, so any recommendations are always welcome!
What advice do you have for younger professionals?
Your connections can take you places you might never have imagined for yourself. Meet your colleagues, yes. But get yourself in the community. There are some incredibly talented leaders with valuable knowledge. Also, be a part of AMA. It expands your network and opportunities nationwide.
What’s your favorite part of living in Lincoln?
Lincoln will always be home. 20+ years of memories have been made and I wouldn’t change anything about them.