Life was good as a kid growing up with two siblings and a huge extended family. I loved horseback riding, spending hours at the library every day, and playing football with the boys.
When I was a teenager, our family experienced a crisis that changed our world and limited our resources. Fortunately, we were able to access critical social services, like food stamps and Medicaid, to get us through that challenging time. It was an invaluable lesson in what it means to be part of a community that looks out for its members through the most difficult of times. After we made it through the other side of that experience, I started volunteering, and I've never stopped since.
I studied Women's Studies at the College of William and Mary. We learned about business, art, economics, history, anthropology, and politics. I learned how to see the world from a different perspective, how to research, and most importantly, how to think independently.
I moved to Madison to work for Epic, collaborating with large teams and solving complex problems in healthcare. At Epic, I met my wonderful partner, Logan. With refined project management skills, I rediscovered my passion for horses and joined a small, locally-owned veterinary business, running the budget, and managing patient care and staff.
After seven years of renting in Madison, Logan and I decided to make the near West Side our home. This spring, we bought our first house, and we couldn't be happier with the neighborhood and surrounding area. As we settle in, I'm excited to dive in and serve our community.