Participation Support Director, WBW
Occupational Therapy, Allen College
Hometown: Calmar, Iowa
Life mantra or words to live by: "If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make the change. " Michael Jackson (Man in the Mirror)
An interesting place you've visited or lived: Big Sky (Montana)
Favorite breakfast item: Two poached eggs with a piece of toast
Favorite book, book series or topic: anything by Brene Brown
If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go? Kampala, Uganda (volunteer at Bless a Child Foundation, Katmandu, Nepal (Base hike) or Austria (Sound of Music tour),
Favorite movie or TV series? Parks and Recreation makes me laugh, but to make me watch a full series is a pretty big commitment from my end
Something that makes you happy: giving compliments
Favorite historical figure: Princess Diana
Do you sing or play any musical instruments? Yes in the shower, car and sometimes karoke
Favorite mythological figure: Probably Mu-shu, the dragon off of Mulan
If you could visit any time in history, when and where would you go? Industrial Revolution
Favorite app: Keep
Favorite superhero or character: Tom and Jerry (Classic) :)
Favorite time of the year: Fall
Pets: Yes, Leroy. She's a coon hound.
Music or music artist you like to listen to: Coffee shop tunes
Is there a musical or play in New York you would like to go see? Yes. Hamilton!!!
Favorite dinner item: item? Chicken seems to be a staple
Interesting jobs you've worked in the past: Milked cows, CNA, camp counselor, asst. athletic trainer, campus hall director
Favorite sport or activity you like to do: volleyball, basketball, play cards, board games are fun and so are arts and crafts!
Favorite color or color combination: sangria purple
Do you like getting surprised at haunted houses? No
Favorite quote? "You is kind, you is smart, you is important." (The Help)
Special hobby you love to do: Any craft that doesn't require me to follow directions, but allows me to create something
Favorite video game: Sypro or the original Mario
Favorite dancer: Richard Simmons?
Dog person or cat person?: Dog person
Something about you that most people would be surprised to learn: There are two sets of twins in my family. My sister and I are going to be occupational therapists, My twin and her twin want to take over the family farm.
Favorite line: Bert and Ernie were sitting on a park bench, Bert asked Ernie if he wanted to go get some ice cream. Ernie replied, "ShhherBert."
Why did you join the Spectrum Project? To create something that is as authentic, as it is real, to gain further experience working with a great team from diverse backgrounds, and to learn more about myself.
Message to all Spectrum Project performers and buddies: I am thankful to be a part of the Spectrum Project team this year, and to have Kevin, let me have a run with some of my ideas. This will be as much of a learning process for me as it will be fun. I am excited to see what we can create over the 9 weeks we are together. I hope you are excited to share your talents with us and help us make the project exactly what it is supposed to be. If there is one thing I have learned it is to embrace and trust the process. See you all in January.