I am a life-long western Oklahoma resident and could probably never move away from here because I enjoy living close to my family. I also love Oklahomans and their friendliness. Weatherford is just the right size for me and my family and just the right distance from the OKC metro area. You can always find me at any SWOSU sporting event. I guess you could say that my loyalties run deep and that I might actually "bleed" blue!
I went to school in Hitchcock, Fay, and Watonga, Oklahoma. After graduating from Watonga High School, I earned my Bachelor of Education in Mathematics at SWOSU in 1986. While attending SWOSU, I enjoyed being active in the Student Government Association and served on the Executive Council for two years. Upon graduating, I taught and coached for one year at Mayfield Junior High with Putnam City Schools in Oklahoma City. After only being away from Weatherford for one year, I jumped at the chance to return to SWOSU when the opportunity presented itself. I took a job in the High School Relations Office as a graduate assistant and began working on a Master's degree. Following my completion of my Master of Education in Mathematics in 1989, I began working as the Assistant Director of High School Relations. I have continued at SWOSU since that time where I now serve as the Director of Admissions and Recruitment.
My favorite vacation spot is Colorado in the summertime (Crested Butte area to be exact). I love to camp, hike, and mountain bike while there with my family. My family and I are also frequent visitors of Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri.
I was born and raised in Weatherford and my family has been a part of this community for a long time. My parents and grandparents graduated from SWOSU, so it just seemed right for me to become a bulldog after high school. During my time as a student at SWOSU, I was an Orientation Leader and a member of the President’s Leadership Class (Class V) along with other clubs and organizations. I graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education. I began working full-time at SWOSU in 2014 as the New Student Orientation Coordinator and I married my husband, Cody, in the summer of 2014. In 2016, I received a Master of Education degree in School Counseling and in the spring of 2017 I became the Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment. I enjoy being a part of campus and student life at SWOSU. I love helping students make the transition into college and welcoming them into the Bulldog Family.
In my spare time, I like to hang out with my husband and our two dogs, Greta and Gus. I also enjoy cooking, baking, and helping my family with their catering business.
I was born and raised in Southwest Oklahoma, and grew up near the Binger area. I had the opportunity to live on a farm for the majority of my life, and I have embraced the small-town feel of Weatherford, which has become my beloved home.
I attended Binger-Oney Public Schools from kindergarten to graduation in 2006, then, after moving to Weatherford to attend SWOSU, I met my lovely wife, Sarah, in Ms. Endicott’s US History course. After deciding to be married in 2008, I worked on the grounds crew at the SWOSU Physical Plant while my wife finished her degree. In 2010 I returned to SWOSU as a student, earning my Bachelor of Arts in History Education in December, 2013. As a student I was a member of the History Club, Latin Club, SWOSU Journal of Undergraduate Research, and the Council for Undergraduate Research. After graduation, I taught 5th and 6th grade Social Studies at Washington Elementary in Clinton for one semester before being employed by SWOSU as a Recruiter in the Office of Admissions and Recruitment in May, 2014. On November 9th, 2014, my wife and I were blessed with the arrival of our first child, a son, Connor James King.
I love to read military history, woodworking, play music, spend time with my family and friends, camp, hunt, and enjoy the outdoors. GO BULLDOGS!