Where are you from originally?
I’m originally from Sioux City, Iowa.
Tell us a little about your family.
I have three beautiful, inspiring children—ages 5, 9, and 11.
What do you do with your free time?
In my free time, I cheer on the Cyclones and spend time with my amazing group of girlfriends, or with my kids—running races, playing games, reading books, or being outside. We love the outdoors!
You very recently made Waukee history by being the first woman to be promoted to Sergeant. Can you tell us what you love most about your profession?
No two days are the same. I love coming into work and not knowing what the shift will have in store for me! I truly adore my colleagues, and it’s a great feeling to know that when I come into work, I have a great group of officers that has my back—and I have theirs.
In this issue, we talk about charity and giving back to the community. Given your very profession has you serving and protecting the community every day, is there any cause you feel passionate about outside of your career?
I’m passionate about several things, but anyone who knows me would tell you that I love kids. I’m very passionate about the safety and welfare of children.
Last question and possibly the most important: Any big plans for the holidays?
I’m actually off for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year! I’ll be spending time with family and friends, reflecting on the past year and all the blessings in my life.