I am a former High School English teacher, with my masters in School Counseling, a writer, singer, and life-long learner. My first degree was in Agricultural business, I spent over a decade in the throws of ranching, rodeo, and worked and a veterinary Technician. I coached high school varsity volleyball, spending 12 years helping athletes reach their fullest potential, with three of those years at the collegiate level. Recently, I stepped away from education support my husband in his role as assistant principal while he pursues his doctorate in Educational Administration and Leadership, and currently have a year of medical staffing under my belt. I am happily married to Zach, who recently became an officer in the South Dakota Army National Guard after 11 years and two deployments as enlisted. We have a 13-year-old son, Joshua, who keeps us busy with football, basketball, and golf, but also enjoys participating in theater productions, and singing and serving in church. Our family wouldn’t be complete without our “cute little white dog” named Husker.
My focus as an educator was on building positive relationships and rapport with students, parents, and staff. My focus as a Locums Recruiter is to establish this same type of relationship and rapport with the providers I encounter. Transparency and over-communication are important to me and I will strive to serve those who are serving others on the frontlines of the healthcare system.
Jeremiah 29:11 “For the I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
“At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.”- Maya Angelou
Bucket List Item:
To buy 50-100 acres (or more) in western Nebraska sandhills near Alliance and build a home with a barn and horse arena (unless there is already one on a ranch). Get more involved in my friend’s buffalo ranch/feedlot operation, train horses, and live the ranch life; everything from calving, vaccinating, riding pastures, checking cow and buffalo herds, and going to brandings. Traveling to unique places in the country off the beaten path to enjoy the beauty and quiet.
My ‘Why’ revolves around balancing personal and professional life, prioritizing family and community, while also feeling valued within my organization. Autonomy enables my personal and professional growth, giving focus to fostering a close-knit, collaborative team environment.