College and Career Advisor
Being a native to East Tennessee, I am proud to call this area home. We are surrounded by so much natural beauty and it will always have a piece of my heart.
I am a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School. I attended Northeast State for my associates degree and then moved to Murfreesboro to attend Middle Tennessee State University. My college years hold a lot of fond memories and were filled with so many learning experiences that I could not have gotten anywhere else, such as being on the Equestrian Team. I graduated with two bachelor's degrees: Business Administration and Horse Science. As much as we loved Murfreesboro, my husband and I decided to move back home to Kingsport.
I am a big kid at heart. I love all things Disney (especially the parks!) and am working on visiting every park in the world (Three down, three to go!). I am a huge nerd and love playing video games, reading, comics, and have a Dungeons & Dragons group that I meet with each week. I am a horror buff. Traveling is another passion of mine, and I even work a second job so I can keep going on more adventures (Switzerland/Germany is the next goal!). I never grew out of my “horse girl” phase and still take lessons as a way to keep growing as a rider and lower my stress. Animals in general are a big part of my life and my husband and I have many fur babies that we love very much.
Having the opportunity to be a NiswongerCARE advisor has been rewarding in so many ways. Something I emphasize to my students: NEVER apologize for being yourself and having dreams. I want to help them realize it is ok to not know the future. What is important is that you keep going! Seeing students heading towards their goals and reaching them gives one a feeling that can’t be put into words.