Describe your role at United Way and what you are looking forward to.
As Associate Vice President of Philanthropy, I am responsible for assisting with the implementation of high-level fundraising strategies and leadership programs. I look forward to continuing to build relationships within our community, earning trust and connecting people to how they can help advance the common good.
Share a bit about your career history and how you made your way to United Way.
Until now, my career has been in business, but the motivation for every role I’ve had has revolved around building meaningful connections and making people’s lives better. That motivation amplifies exponentially at United Way of the Plains, where we work to partner with the community to address the most critical needs of our neighbors in south central Kansas. The kind of work that truly changes people’s lives.
Share a bit about your connection to south central Kansas.
I’ve lived in south central Kansas my whole life, and I’ve grown my family and career here. Kansas values like humility, generosity, grit, doing the right thing, and genuine care for others are core to who I am and what I do. I also see these values demonstrated by others around me, all the time. I can’t imagine that living anywhere else could be better than this.