A leading force engaging people and ideas in building a better future for rural America.
Brand Marketing and Communications Manager
Administration, Communications and Development
Growing up in Lyons, Nebraska, I experienced first-hand the closeness of a farming community. Every day during the summer, my brother, sister and I rode our bikes to the pool, then spent our evenings at the baseball field. During Christmas, we would receive breads and trays of sweets from our neighbors, returning the favor. And on May Day we delivered May baskets.
I’ve been involved with the Center for quite some time. I started as an intern in 2006, and since I have held various roles, including a member of the Center Board of Directors.
After spending 10 years working at community newspapers and as a communications professional promoting small businesses, in 2016, I returned home to the Center. I'm proud to continue the tradition of bringing you hope and inspiration through the newsletter, blog, and website.
I believe that everyone has a story, from the person who owns the bakery to the person who lives at the end of the mail route and raises goats. I enjoy sharing those stories with others through the newsletter, website, social media and various publications.
At the Center for Rural Affairs, all of our work ties into our set of values. One value in particular, “Genuine OPPORTUNITY for all to earn a living, raise a family, and prosper in a rural place” strikes a chord.
This 2020 calendar illustrates month-by-month the accomplishments you helped us achieve in 2019. You connected people to the farmers who grow their food. You helped aspiring business owners find success. You moved the needle on policy that puts people ahead of corporate interests. Your actions, advice, and donations made a difference.