Substitute teacher, philanthropic volunteer
After spending 12 years in the financial publishing industry, I was drawn to the non-profit arena. I have worked as Director of Children’s Ministry, Executive Director of the Kenosha Literacy Council, Outreach Coordinator and Grants Coordinator at local non-profits. I am passionate about helping others achieve their goals, promoting the importance of education and literacy, and being actively engaged in the Kenosha community. I live in Pleasant Prairie with my husband and three children and am excited to serve KLC as a member of its Board. Literacy has been a cornerstone of my life for as long as I can remember. My mother read to my brother and me when we were little and the adventures the three of us went on in books like The Hobbitt and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe fueled my imagination. Being able to read and express yourself in writing are skills that will help children and adults alike achieve their personal goals. These skills are invaluable, no matter what academic or professional path you take. Being part of an organization like the Kenosha Literacy Council is inspiring. I am humbled by the dedication and persistence shown by the adult learners at KLC—learners who come from all corners of the globe. I encourage you to visit KLC, meet some of our students and learn more about how you can help change lives through literacy.