I graduated from Malone University in Canton, Ohio with a B.A. in Youth Ministry and a minor in Business Administration after dabbling in Chemistry, Social Work, Psychology, Philosophy, and Art.
I have been working with youth and children since 2006 in churches in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Northern Ireland. Most of my work and experience is from working with children from Kindergarten to 9th grade in a camp ministry setting for 10 years.
I have been blessed more in life than I deserve. I have lived overseas and visited several countries. I have an education and a great family. I love working with children, exploring nature, hiking, reading, cooking, and spending time with friends.
I went to Madison College with a Teaching Scholarship. I finished the Child Care Development Specialist Degree in February 2005.
I started babysitting when I was 12 years old. At the age of 16, I became a Teacher’s aid at Child Life Ministries in McFarland. While attending McFarland High School, I worked at N.A.E.Y.C. Accredited Centers.
In my free time, I enjoy fishing, hunting, camping, snowboarding, and ATVing at my family’s cabin.
I graduated from UW-Madison in 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a minor in Education and Educational Services. While receiving my degree, I have focused on courses related to child development. In the future, I plan to get my Master’s Degree in School Psychology.
I started babysitting for family friends when I was in high school. This sparked my interest in working with youth and I began teaching children’s swim lessons. In college, I spent a summer as a nanny for a family with an 11-year-old girl and 8-year-old twins. I also worked as a camp counselor in Maine for a summer. During the school year, I worked part time for the PEOPLE program and as the Lead AVID tutor at Black Hawk Middle School.
In my free time, I enjoy exercising and getting outside as much as the weather permits. I also enjoy baking, reading, and anything involving cute animals.