What is your position at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln?
I am the Extension Livestock Educator and Extension Program Leader of Livestock Systems.
What drew you to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln?
As a youth in 4-H, I got to know all the livestock and 4-H specialists from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln and the local Extension Agents. This drew me to attend UNL. I worked at the West Central Research and Extension Center as a research technician before going back and getting my master’s degree. My goals were aways to work in Extension. I left the state and worked for two other state’s Extension programs. When an opening presented itself, I applied for the livestock position in North Platte and was hired. I have a fond admiration for UNL and am glad to be back home working in Nebraska.
What aspect of working in an educational setting do you enjoy the most?
I like making a difference in people’s lives. Our educational programming can help producers expand and stay on the farm or ranch. I enjoy working with people and seeing the changes that they make from what they learn.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievement would be my family and grandkids.
What is something that most people don't know about you?
I wear a prosthesis and have since I was 30 years old due to cancer.
What is your life like outside of work?
I also enjoy visiting my kids and grandkids.