What personal attributes, skills, or knowledge would you bring to the State Board of Directors if elected?
After serving as President of both District 10 and the Aquatics Section, it was my dream to continue my CPRS involvement on the State Board of Directors. Two years ago this dream came true when I was elected as the Region 5 Representative and the experience has been amazing. CPRS has played a major role in my professional growth and has allowed me to experience things I never thought possible. I have grown, not only as a professional, but also personally and I want to continue giving back, utilizing my knowledge and passion to help guide others through their journey, while also continuing my own growth. I am passionate about teamwork and leadership and believe I have the skills necessary to continue assisting the Region 5 Boards in being successful and achieving their goals. If given the opportunity, serving as the Region 5 Representative again would be my privilege.
What is the greatest challenge our profession faces and how will you lead to address that challenge?
I believe that the greatest challenge we face now is reimagining traditional recreation, providing ways for our communities to come together and reminding everyone, including ourselves how important human interaction is and the important role it plays in our lives. Over the past few months, I have watched as agencies have reopened, opportunities to recreate together have returned and CPRS Districts and Sections have worked together to return to in-person events, which have resulted in a reunion of communities, families and friends. This is why what we do is so important and I will continue lead this charge both in my agency and in CPRS, as the energy we feel when we are surrounded by others cannot be felt through a computer or phone and provides us with the inspiration we need to live our best lives.