In second grade, we had a day during National Education Week when we were supposed to dress up like what we wanted to be when we grew up. If a pesky fever hadn’t kept me home that day, I would have gone to school as an author. I think eight-year-old me would be pleased to know that I did wind up working in a field where I write every day.  I have yet to concede being a grown-up.

I worked in communications in collegiate athletics for more than eight years, giving me the chance to send our message to fans, the media and potential student-athletes. For the last two years I have worked in health care digital communications.  I find it very exciting to work during a time when social media is constantly evolving, perpetually giving us new and improved ways to communicate with our audiences.

When I’m not working or writing, I can be found supporting Mizzou, running, cheering on the Royals (The Kansas City variety. Nothing against Will and Kate.), knitting, telling terrible jokes, trying to convince people that soccer is a fun sport to watch or dreaming about my next big trip.