Personal Reflection

Reflection on the 90th birthday of MLK Jr

During my kids’ fall break in 2017, our family took a road trip to Memphis, Tennessee to visit the National Civil Rights Museum. Mark, my husband, planned this historic trip and even though I’m not a fan of museums, I was very grateful he pushed us to have this somber experience. Experiencing the National Civil… Continue reading Reflection on the 90th birthday of MLK Jr

Constituent Engagement, Personal Reflection

Personal Reflection on a Recent Speaking Engagement

I just got back from attending the fall conference for LeadingAge Indiana. I had been very excited to present Cultivating a Philanthropic Culture Within Your Aging Services Organization (ASO) because I have experience first hand how implementing basic development strategies can be quite fruitful for the ASO client with whom I’m working. This is a… Continue reading Personal Reflection on a Recent Speaking Engagement

Constituent Engagement, Marketing, Personal Reflection

Getting Back on the Bike

This is really embarrassing for me to admit, but I have always been insecure with my looks and specifically, my weight. Since puberty, I have always had a “pooch” and shortly after getting married, I learned that my gut was the result of a metabolic disorder. If I truly wanted to be at my ideal… Continue reading Getting Back on the Bike

Personal Reflection

What am I going to do with my Master’s in Education?

This fall, my graduate school, Upper Iowa University reached out to me about finishing up my Master’s in Education. I started the program while I was working at Saint Mary’s College because the College had a tuition reimbursement program. Once I left Saint Mary's, I stopped the program, because I didn’t want to pay for… Continue reading What am I going to do with my Master’s in Education?