WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF YOUR JOB?
Building relationships is, by far, my favorite part of my job. In doing so, I have the opportunity to learn the needs of the community, learn from others and about my staff and provide a better experience for everyone involved in creating memories.
WHO HAS MOST INSPIRED YOU IN YOUR CAREER?
I am very family oriented. Although I would consider my work teammates like family, I attribute much of my success to the legacy built by my mother and father. My mother served as an educator for the local school district for 36 years and my father left his mark on the world through ministry & music.
WHAT HONORS, AWARDS OR SPECIAL RECOGNITION HAVE YOU ACHIEVED?
I have been recognized with the Rockford Park District’s quarterly employee excellence award 6 times. I was nominated for Employee of the Year in 2018. In 2018, I was named “75 People You Should Know” by the Rockford Register Star. In 2019, I was honored as a “Next Up” Leader by the Rockford Register Star.