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. I help coach little league baseball, football, and basketball within the Weatherford community. My family and I are also frequent visitors of Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri.
I was raised in the small town of Leedey in western Oklahoma. Upon graduating high school, I headed to Weatherford and never left! I loved being a student here at SWOSU! I was a member of Gamma Delta Kappa, Student Council for Exceptional Children, and the SWOSU Dance Team. I participated in theatre productions and was even a Homecoming Queen candidate! I received my Bachelor of Science degree from SWOSU in Special Education in 1988 and immediately began teaching. During that time, I earned my Master of Education in Psychometry from SWOSU. After working for Weatherford Schools as a teacher, psychometrist, and administrator for 15 years, I began doing private educational assessments and consultations. The next several years provided me with opportunities to work with people as an assistant at Lockstone Funeral Home and the Executive Director at the Weatherford Area Chamber of Commerce. In 2011, I came back to “The Hill” to work with the SWOSU Foundation and Alumni as the Development Coordinator. I am currently the Assistant Director of Enrollment Management. This position allows me to promote some of my passions: kids/students, education, western Oklahoma and SWOSU!
I enjoy reading, cooking, and exploring the outdoors. My favorite thing is spending time with my husband of over 25 years and our three children! Okay, so two of them are grown . . . but it’s great when we all get together!
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!