I am originally from Superior, Nebraska, a small town that doesn’t even have a stoplight. My family includes my two parents, who are now empty-nesters, and my older sister who is married and has a daughter. I came to Salina to go to school and play basketball at Kansas Wesleyan. I recently graduated in three years with a degree in Communications and Public Relations. The power of social media and how it can grow a brand is extremely interesting to me. This area is still so new for industries as it changes every day, but it is exciting to create fun experiences online so others can connect with who we are and what we do.
If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
I’d visit my niece more often. She is about 18 months old and is a mini version of myself. We drive her mom, my sister, crazy and it’s the best thing ever.
What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue?
I’d want to become a professional sports analyst. I’m a huge sports fan, and I’d love to get paid just to talk about my favorite athletes.
What job would you be terrible at?
Being a doctor, or any job in the medical field. I pass out from needles and blood.
What would be your ideal way to spend the weekend?
Having a big family gathering and meal at my Grandma’s house. We are a close knit bunch and always have a great time together.
Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?
Either Spain or Peru. We would take class trips for our Spanish Club when I was in high school, and those were awesome experiences.
What are you most looking forward to in the next 10 years?
Hopefully getting a dog, spoiling my niece as much as I can, and traveling.
What is the most impressive thing you know how to do?
I am pretty skilled with a sewing machine. I created my own mini side business upcycling college t-shirts I thrift and sew into newer styles. I mainly sell to college girls, but I’m open to expanding my clientele if anyone needs a custom shirt!
Why do you like working for the Y?
Working for the YMCA brings a new, interesting experience every day, yet it always is centered around helping others. The culture of the Y is such an inspiring and positive atmosphere to work in. Everyone i