This post is the third in a four-part series about creating a new entrepreneurship program, the Missouri Women’s Business Center, while simultaneously helping entrepreneurs...
Editor, Columbia Business Times.
Produce our flagship CBT from start to finish.
All of them, except for a few years in Washington, DC.
Bachelor’s degree in business administration from MU; MBA from William Woods University.
My career started in wealth management during business school, but I quickly became involved in politics. After working in public relations for the Show-me Institute, Missouri’s free-market think tank, I moved to D.C., serving first as a legislative aide for Senator Kit Bond, then transitioning to the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee for Senator Rand Paul. On my way back home, I took a gig as the Iowa state communications director for Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign. For the next half-dozen years, I was a mortgage loan officer, and I spent the 2016 election year alongside Branden Rathert as co-host of “Wake Up Columbia” on 93.9 The Eagle.
Telling someone’s story is a responsibility I do not take lightly. It’s an honor to provide the business community with valuable insights on the people and issues impacting Mid-Missouri.
The Business Times Company has a rich history in Columbia, and I’m proud to be a part of continuing its legacy.
I’ve been a Bangkok Gardens addict since college. Their food is like a gateway drug.
Former MFA senior VP Janice Schuerman has been a great mentor to me. She embodies what it means to be a true professional, with ethics and class to boot. Many times, when facing a professional challenge, I’ll ask myself: WWJD? (What would Janice do?)
Enjoying a nice meal with family or friends is my favorite pastime, and I dabble as an oil painter when I’m feeling inspired.
Probably gray — it’s almost always a safe bet.
Be involved in public discourse in some other fashion.
My husband, Sean, and our two “guard dogs,” shih tzus Caesar and Brutus. We’re expecting our first child in November.
I’m secretly pretty good at doing impressions of people. I can also recite all the words to “Ice, Ice Baby” — this is not something I’m necessarily proud of.