I joined the USBG in 2018 and am excited to be a part of a vibrant, growing organization! My background is in corporate communication - for years I did writing and media relations projects for a large financial company. I also spent some time working in event planning, wrote a monthly column for a local magazine, and have done marketing contract work for a variety of companies. Most recently, I was contracted by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to plan several large-scale cultural festivals - think "art party" with music for thousands of people. Being a part of the USBG team is a great next step for me, and I’m enjoying the opportunity to work within such a fun industry. When not at work, you can find me in Allen Fieldhouse cheering on the Jayhawks (big college basketball fan here) or traveling and playing outside with my family - we often ride bikes, snow ski, and water ski! I graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor's degree in journalism/emphasis in business communication and live in the Kansas City area.