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.
After graduating from Tuttle High School in 2013, I came to SWOSU without knowing much about Weatherford, but soon fell in love. I dove into the uncertainty of college head first by playing all of the intramural sports, participating in the college ministry at FBC Weatherford, and trying to figure out in what to major. My freshman year I began working as a Student Ambassador for the Admissions and Recruitment office. Working in the office was truly the greatest experience! I could hang out with all of my best friends during work while sharing my love for SWOSU with high school students and their families. Throughout college I was involved in the Healthcare Student Organization as the club vice-president and Student Government Association as the elected student body Treasurer.
I finally decided on Health Science as my major in order to pursue a graduate medical school. The Health Science Department opened many doors for me to help bolster my resume. I was a Human Anatomy lab assistant for Sue Ball and also conducted research that I presented at NCUR, the National Conference for Undergraduate Research! However like many college students I was never fully convinced that my major was actually what I wanted to do with my life. I still graduated in 2017 with my Health Science degree and immediately began working as a graduate assistant for the Admissions and Recruitment office while beginning my Masters of Business Administration. One year later I was hired to be full-time staff as an Admissions Recruiter!
I love all sports and being active! I enjoy playing golf, basketball and going skiing anytime I can. I spend all of my extra energy cheering for the Oklahoma City Thunder, SWOSU athletics and any high school event my people are participating in. I’m very active in the student ministry at FBC Weatherford and help lead Life Groups for high school students.