What is your role and what are your responsibilities at the CLDC?
- Manage Bobcat CareerLink
- Oversee On-Campus Recruiting – interviews, information sessions, etc. – for employers recruiting Ohio University students
- Assist with the event planning for three annual career fairs
What is your favorite leadership role currently and why?
Working with my student team! They all have a different style, but they work well together and bring diversity to another level within the office.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve experienced in your career thus far?
Working at the university there are many levels of employees. Classified staff, though very important, are not always thought to be important in decision making. Some offices do not promote taking classes or professional development because it takes them away from their offices for too long.
What was your first job ever?
Receptionist for AL Williams Life Insurance Company
How did you find your first job?
The position was posted in the Athens Messenger. It was a fluke because when I submitted my resume, he contacted me because he was actually looking for sales, but happened to need a part time receptionist!
I spend a lot of time advocating for Domestic Violence. I enjoy working out too, whether it be a long walk, Zumba, Water Aerobics, Drums Alive or just lifting weights. I also love going to the shooting range and riding motorcycles.
What is your favorite place in Athens?
The Bike Path! A nice relaxing or fast paced walk along the Hocking River does wonders for clearing your mind!
What is the best place you’ve ever traveled? Why?
Mayberry NC! I grew up watching Andy Griffith, so traveling to the little town was so much fun!
Share something about yourself that might surprise people?
My passion is working on cars! Whether its mechanical or bodywork I love it!
Education, Certifications, and Professional Experiences
- Classified Senate Member since 2013, currently hold the position of Secretary
- Classified Employee of the Month, December 2013
- Campus Certified Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper