My journey with SEED began in 2012 at New Leaders' Week in California. It was an inspiring and eye-opening week where I learned from other people but also learned a lot about myself. I came home very excited to be part of SEED and a little overwhelmed to be responsible for facilitating a group the following fall. Luckily, SEED was embraced by my local school district and I was excited and encouraged to get to work. For the past three years I have facilitated SEED groups comprised of school district personnel and community members. The experience has enriched my life in so many ways and I am thrilled to facilitate at the Wisconsin SEED Institute this summer.
I am a parent to four grown children and proud grandparent of two beautiful Ho-Chunk babies; family means the most to me and nearly all my free time is spent with them. I received an associate’s degree in Supervisory Management from Western Technical College and I am set to graduate from Upper Iowa University in December 2015 with my bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. My goal is to continue on to graduate school.