I grew up in Iowa and moved to the metro area to attend college. I have worked at the foundation for 30 years now, serving in various roles. I am currently the Grants Manager for the foundation, overseeing our grant policies, processes, and practices. I also serve as an Associate Program Officer in the foundation’s Youth Pathways to Success impact area. For the past 25 years I have worked closely with area youth organizations through our Summer Fun program to coordinate and manage extended learning opportunities for inner-city youth during the summer months. I received my B.A. in General Studies, with an emphasis in Non-Profit Management from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. My husband Tony and I have been married for almost 30 years and have three grown children; Tyler, Scott, and Emily.