Vice President of Engagement & Human Resources
Joined AYS: 2018
What is your educational background?
I have a Bachelor of Science in Biology and I went to the IUPUI School of Philanthropy.
What professional experience do you have?
I was the Executive Vice President of Indiana State Fair Commission and oversaw Marketing, HR, Development, etc.
What experience do you have working with children?
My first career job was the Educator/Curator of Science for The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. I oversaw the ScienceGallery and taught youth volunteers how to teach natural history and science as well as engaged teachers on how to teach natural history and science. I also taught for IUPUI on how to use museums to enrich education.
What are some fun facts about you, or favorite things you like to do?
I am outside more than inside! I mountain bike, ski, canoe, and backpack regularly. I even climbed the third highest peak in North America once. I’m an avid and compulsive reader. I read everything, but have a special place in my heart for authors Conn Iggulden, Hunter S. Thompson, Tom Robbins, James Joyce, and Earnest Hemingway. I am also a huge fan of music—all kinds really but bluegrass, jam bands, and mid 20th century style blues get my attention most easily.