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 am currently attending Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. I will be a sophomore in the fall majoring in Psychology with a minor in Education. I have taken classes in Educational Psychology.
I have worked with children K-5 as a volunteer for four years. I have been a summer camp counselor for a year at the West YMCA in Madison.
I have three younger siblings who are eight years old, nine years old, and eleven years old. I enjoy playing sports and compete in track and basketball at my university. I also enjoy arts and crafts.
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.