Share your career history and how you made your way to United Way.
I graduated from Friends University in 2010 with a B.F.A in Communications. I had plans to be a journalist. However, I learned that I liked to talk, more than I liked to write. So, I took a different career path. I worked for the Greater Wichita YMCA on-and-off for about 10 years in various roles. One of my proudest achievements is when I helped open the “new” Downtown YMCA as their membership director. That role taught me a lot about leadership development, general operations and how to work efficiently with strict timelines.
What are your interests or pastimes?
I love pickleball and playing the ukulele. I’m an amateur event planner, and I love hosting themed parties. I’m also a Diet Coke and Jackie Kennedy Onassis enthusiast.