Born: I grew up in Lisbon, Iowa and currently live in Marion.
Family: I have been married to my husband for 10 years and we have twin girls, Ella and Layla. We also have two dogs named Lola and Maggie.
First job: I started out babysitting when I was younger. My first job was definitely detasseling and although the group I worked with was fun, I was not a fan.
Career: I graduated from Coe College and worked at ASAC for almost 10 years before starting at McGrath.
Hobbies: I like taking photos, going to the pool/lake in the summer. I should probably say doing anything outside during warm weather. I really enjoy cooking and hosting parties or gatherings with family and friends.
Why did you want to become an emerging leader: When a company invests in their employees, how can you not jump in? I have always considered myself a lifelong learner and always strive for personal and professional growth.
Proud accomplishment: My twins, aka monsters! They were born at 30 weeks and were little fighters from the start.
Passion that gets you fired up for the day: Coffee, coffee, coffee. Did I mention coffee? Jammin’ to some great music on the way to work and of course getting to work with some great people too!
Person you admire: I would definitely say my dad. He works hard to play hard.
Personal motto: Life is better with a positive mindset.
Definition of happiness: Anywhere it is warm or that has a beach.
Piece of advice for others: Believe in yourself and never give up. Your journey is yours, nobody else’s.
What do you hope to achieve at McGrath: To grow with the company. I want to continue to look forward to coming into work every day and the ability to be able to try new things and be challenged.