I am a recent transplant to the Kansas City area from Hays, Kansas, where I grew up. As an undergraduate I studied logic and graduated in May of 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Fort Hays State University, with a minor in biology. During my college years I spent most of my time working as a bartender and logic tutor.

I enjoyed spending my free time traveling the Midwest to photograph wildlife with my partner. Several months after he and I moved to Lenexa together, I accepted a position with Smith and Loveless Inc. and advanced to a role as Grit Test Coordinator. It was my responsibility to coordinate field testing of equipment installations for our After Market Division, and to assist with research and design projects and organization.  


After learning about an opportunity to join Scott Rice, I felt eager to move forward in my career into a fresh space. I currently serve as a member of the GSA team, and I’m not sure what they would do without me! Kidding. On the contrary, I am learning so much from my colleagues and I already feel a sense of community among my peers. I have come to understand that Scott Rice culture is all about community, and I appreciate that very much. 

I continue to hold a deep interest in Herpetology and North American wildlife, and I am currently conducting research for a data analysis comparing annual rain fall averages to the reptile and amphibian field observations made by the Kansas Herpetological Society over the last four decades. Life is good! Thank you for taking a moment to read about me, and always feel free to say hello. Cheers!

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