I’ve been happily immersed in rural community vitality for most of my career. I graduated from Kansas State University with degrees in Political Science and Economics, and earned an MPA at Syracuse University. During that time, I completed internships with the South Central Kansas Economic Development Corporation and the National Association of Development Organizations. After working in the financial services sector, I moved to the beautiful Pacific Northwest in 2000. I have been involved with a number of nonprofits in the Coos Bay area in board development, financial management, and fund development, and have served on the City Council. I’m grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the success of rural communities as part of the RDI team.