I have two kids, an eleven year old daughter and a three year old son. I love that my three year old son gets to come to work with me everyday here at Cultivate Mankato! As a family we enjoy going on walks, swimming in the summertime, movie nights, grilling out in our backyard and hosting parties.
I was born and raised in Mankato. I graduated from Mankato West High School in 2008 and Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in Public Relations. I’ve interned with the Children’s Museum of Southern MN and the Mankato YWCA. During college I worked for the Mankato Family YMCA as the Skate Park Coordinator, and shortly after graduating I was offered a job as the YMCA Marketing Specialist. When my son was born in 2017, I decided to be a stay at home mom for a few years, working very part-time as the Administrative Coordinator with Project for Teens and as a Youth Development Assistant at the Boys and Girls Club.
Once it was time for me to go back to work full-time after staying home with my son for two years, it was very important to me that I found a position that aligned with my values and that had a mission I was passionate about. I found that here at Cultivate and I couldn’t be more grateful!