I am a Michigander born and raised. Originally from Lower Michigan, I am currently in the Upper Peninsula where I live, work, and play! I moved to attend Northern Michigan University, studying photography, writing, and graphic design and have been here ever since!
Before moving to Marquette, I completed two years at Albion College where I studied Environmental Science. Taking a break from school, I moved out to Colorado and then South Dakota to follow my passion, horses. While enduring the Wild, Wild West, I decided I wanted horses to remain a passion, not a job. I moved back to Lower Michigan where I picked up a camera to combine my love for photography and horses. After moving to the U.P. I feel in love with landscape photography and exploring the natural beauty that surrounded me.
I’m an outdoor loving, photograph taking, PC game playing girl who loves food, traveling, horses, and good beer. If I’m not out shooting, I am probably at home gaming, hanging out with my four year old tabby cat, Simon, or doing work for my local young professionals organization.
I sit on the Board of Directors for Connect Marquette and hold the title of Marketing Committee Co-chair. This volunteer position has allowed me to network with people from all types on industries and refine my marketing, graphic design, and leadership skills.
I am a quick learner
I wear many hats
Outside the box thinking
One thing I take pride in is my efficiency! My list of things to do is never short, so multi-tasking on several projects is common for me. I am always thinking about what can be completed or going in the background while I am focused on bigger tasks. I even wrote an article providing recommendations to improve work efficiency and productivity.
Working at a radio station, last minute jobs are regular occurrence. Working on projects with little to no advanced notice isn’t a foreign situation for me. I have learned to adapt and complete tasks under a time restraint while limiting the amount of sacrifices to quality that often come with late notice work.
I am constantly learning and improving my skills. If I come up with an idea, but don’t know how to execute it, I look it up! When I wanted to start learning PHP, I found sources and I started learning. I also regularly attend workshops to improve my photography and post processing skills.