I grew up in Pierce, NE where I was the youngest of six kids. I grew up with a love of livestock and farming and spent most of my weekends showing cattle and working in the barn. It taught me the value of hardwork and responsibility and established my love for the agriculture industry even today. I attended Pierce Public Schools and graduated from high school in 2002.
I went on to attend the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and received my bachelor's degree in Agricultural Education. After a brief time with Extension in Holdrege, in August of 2008 I returned home to Pierce to substitute teach in surrounding area schools and work as the Creighton FFA Assistant Advisor. I thoroughly enjoyed the time that I spent here working with the students and faculty and being able to share my passion for agriculture.
This is my 10th year at Creighton Community School - my 6th year as the Ag Ed Instructor and FFA Advisor. I am very excited to share my knowledge and love of agriculture with my students and watch them evolve into upstanding individuals. The hands on experiences my classes offer helps to motivate students and encourage them to try new things.
The Creighton FFA chapter has an outstanding reputation in the community, and I only hope to keep that going. FFA has so much to offer students of all backgrounds, not just "farm kids." We attend leadership workshops, compete at district and state contests, and attend state and national FFA conventions. The opportunities presented by the organization are limitless and continue to mold students into well rounded individuals.
Outside of school, my husband Scott and I farm east of Creighton and raise cattle. We have 2 daughters: Colyns and Emersyn; and 1 son: Cayson. I enjoy helping my husband on the farm, reading, crafting/sewing, and spending time with my family and friends.