I grew up in Caldwell, Kansas, a small town southwest of Wichita – about 1,200 people. I graduated from Caldwell High School with 30 people in my class. I went to Cowley County Community College, 2001-03, and then took a few years off to work full time, save money and decide what I wanted to do.
After I graduated from Emporia State in 2008, I worked for Capital Federal in Emporia as a personal banker, and then I was transferred to Kansas City and was there three years. In October 2013, I moved to Wichita and worked as a loan processor. I wanted to be closer to my family.
I like small colleges, like Cowley. Also, Emporia State is one of the smaller regents universities. When I came to Bethel to interview, I saw a small school I wanted to be part of. I like the atmosphere where people know each other. It’s a good place to work and a good community to be part of.
At Bethel, you have the smaller class size, which means more personal time with professors. It’s a good place to be involved in extracurriculars. When I was at Cowley, I was copy editor for the student magazine and I was on the dance team.
In my spare time, I like to read. I usually read two or three books a week. And I love spending time with my family. I have five siblings, two nieces and one nephew in Wellington and Caldwell, and my parents still live in Caldwell.