I am a 13-year resident of Shawnee. My husband and I have chosen to raise our three children (ages 13, 11, and 9) here. My upbringing in a small Iowa town taught me the importance of community and volunteerism. I am running because I want to help keep Shawnee on a positive path forward. I want to work on short term-goals but also look ahead and make decisions for the future of our community. I want Shawnee to be a place where our kids want to raise their own families.
University of Northern Iowa (BA, Leisure Services
University of Missouri - Kansas City (BA, Elementary Education)
I spend considerable time weekly volunteering in a variety of ways. I lead Lucy’s Kids for Peace, a chapter of a global non-profit. Lucy’s Kids for Peace is a kid-driven community service organization with the mission of empowering youth to create peace through hands-on service, global friendships and thoughtful acts of kindness. I currently serve on PTA Executive Boards at Benninghoven Elementary and Trailridge Middle School and on Site Council at Benninghoven. I co-founded the SMSD Circle of Kindness event which brings together students and familes from area schools in an annual service project. I volunteer with Phoenix Family and serve in Mass ministry at my church. I have previously served on my neighborhood’s Homeowners’ Association Board.
7404 Summit Street
Shawnee, KS 66216