Born and raised in Mebane, North Carolina, I graduated from UNC Charlotte with a Bachelor’s Degree in English. I began teaching immediately after college but decided to change subject area. I taught Earth Science and Physical Science all while obtaining an additional licensure in Biology. Looking for a change, I began working with NRCS in June 2006 as a Cartographic Technician at the East Remote Sensing Lab in Greensboro, NC. My duties include performing image-to-image registration, location certification, and data collection for the National Resources Inventory (NRI). I also perform image-to-image registration and mosaicking for Stewardship Lands. I also serve as the Federal Women’s Program Manager for the East Remote Sensing Lab since 2012.
My husband and I have four wonderful children, one son and three daughters. They are 12, 8, and a four-year-old set of twins.
I was interested in WiN when I first learned of it through Sharyn Alvarez. After I attended the conference in St. Louis in 2015, I knew this organization was on its way to greatness and I wanted to be a part of that! I kept in contact with Karri Honaker and expressed my interest, so I decided to join as a lifetime member and also run for a Regional Representative position. I want to be an essential part of the networking and advancement that WiN provides all while sharing training opportunities and development strategies with other women in NRCS.