I grew up on my family’s 500-acre row crop farm in northwest Ohio with field corn, soybeans, wheat, alfalfa hay. We also raise a small purebred Shorthorn herd where the calves are raised with their mothers through weaning. We feed the cattle on the farm and then offer the beef locally. The farm is active today and the crops are USDA Certified Organic.
I accredit my start in leadership, work ethic and responsibility to growing up on the farm, developing 4-H and FFA projects. I showed livestock including cattle, Boer goats and alpacas. I joined the county livestock judging team, was a 4-H camp counselor and junior fair board leader, State FFA Officer and eventually received my American FFA Degree.
Fun fact: I also was involved with band and played the oboe and alto saxophone through high school. Sometimes, my parents thought I was too involved with activities. However, I have learned a lot from those experiences.
I attended The Ohio State University 2010-2014 and received a degree in agricultural communication with a minor in agribusiness. I live a fast-paced lifestyle and was involved with various internships, part-time jobs and student organizations. Some student organizations include Alpha Xi Delta (past Vice President of Public Relations), Agriculture Future of America (AFA) and Scarlet and Gray Ag Day (previous committee co-chair).
I have been self-diagnosed with wanderlust. I traveled on two study abroad programs during college and love learning about cultures and the world. I have visited Ireland, New Zealand, the Bahamas, U.K, France, Switzerland and Italy.
After graduation, I began working in agricultural sales. After relocating to Nebraska for my first territory, I needed balance in my life. I discovered bodybuilding; now I’m hooked! I have competed in three different competitions and am working to become an IFBB Pro in the near future.
Just as I have learned a lot about myself, I hope to help you learn how I found passions, developed discipline, and combine my loves and “cues” of my life. Please reach out with any questions, interest in coaching or feedback. Cheers!