How long have you been involved with League?
I joined in the fall of 2015, at the urging of my manager at the time.
What have you been involved with since joining the Junior League of Topeka?
I’ve spent the strong majority of my League time on the Community Impact Council. Two of those years, I was Project Co-Chair when we had Diaper Depot. I’m now Project Coordinator and help manage our communications such as the weekly eblast!
Where did you grow up?
I grew up outside the itty-bitty town of Sylvan Grove, KS. I moved to Topeka to attend Washburn University, and haven’t left!
What do you do for a living?
I’ve been in Marketing at Kansas Lottery for nearly five years. Before that, I was at Prairie Band Casino & Resort for 12 years.
What do you love most about League?
I love being able to give back to the community in a tangible way. It’s also been great meeting the lovely ladies of Junior League of Topeka, as well as people in the community.
What advice would you give to someone wanting to join Junior League of Topeka?
Do it! Whatever it is you may be looking for, it can surely be found in the Junior League of Topeka. Just want some social time with the gals? It’s here. Looking to network professionally? Lots of contacts. Seeking fulfillment by helping others? Absolutely available.
What are you involved in outside of League?
I’m currently on the board for USD 501 Parents As Teachers, and am looking forward to spending more time working with a couple groups at church. Our daughters are surely going to be getting more active, so I’m sure the chauffer lifestyle will be reinvigorated soon.
Tell me something else about you?
I grew up on a farm, and love getting back as often as I can, which is never enough. Since our yard is not conducive to hoof stock, we did “allow” Santa to bring the girls each a rabbit last Christmas, in hopes to instill some life lessons. Those two rabbits have multiplied, though. If anyone would like one, just let me know!