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 wrote and did PR projects for a large financial company. I also spent some time working in event planning. I back-burnered my career to focus on family for a while but kept my resume fresh by writing a monthly column for a local magazine and doing regular contract work. 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 loving 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 love to ride bikes, snow and water ski, and play on the lake! I graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor's degree in journalism/business communication and live in the Kansas City area.