Growing up on a farm near Hurley, SD, I learned at an early age the importance of handwork, dedication and determination. The youngest of three, I also learned that you're never too young to help with chores or drive a tractor. There's always something for you to do.
I earned a degree in Communication Studies and Theatre from South Dakota State University. Though my emphasis was in Radio/TV, I never dreamed I'd some day be working at KELOLAND. It's the station I grew up watching - especially for the weather and Midday markets.
I joined the KELO team as a production assistant my senior year of college. Seven months after graduation I took on the role of producer. I'll be honest, it's a scary, stressful, challenging job, but it has its rewards. There's nothing quite as exhilarating as covering a tanker fire, blizzard, ice and wind storms, helping with election night coverage and - oh yeah - winning a Regional Emmy.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time on the family farm, playing with my nieces, hanging out with friends and working in a few fishing trips. I also help with the Turner County Fair (go 4-H!) and I love to bake - just ask my coworkers and friends!