Central Bank, Vice President, Private Banking.
FAMILY: Husband, Gary, of 31 years; children Jay, Bill, Sally and Sarah; five grandchildren; and their two Labs, Lewis and Clark.
EDUCATION: Hershey High School, Hershey, Neb. Proud class of ’68!
COMMUNITY INVOLVMENT: Linn State Technical College, Foundation board, Special Learning Center, Catholic Diocese and Deaf Board, Lincoln University Quarterback Club Committee, Zonta, American Cancer Society, Jefferson City Chamber Ambassador, Veteran’s Advisory Board, Cole County Park and Resource and Planning, Capitol Region Strategic Planning and Marketing Committee, Mu Alumni, Operation Guardian Angel board, United Way Allocation Chair, Missouri Tigers SCORE Against hunger, Prison Redevelopment “Puppies for Parole”.
WHY I’M PASSIONATE ABOUT MY JOB: People! I feel very fortunate to have the flexibility to work 24/7 and help 24/7. If someone needs me, I’m at the height of my glory.
BIGGEST CAREER OBSTACLE I’VE HAD TO OVERCOME: I’m still trying to think of one.
FAVORITE JEFFERSON CITY CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION AND WHY: All organizations that help our community.
ACCOMPLISHMENT I’M MOST PROUD OF: First co-chair of Relay for Life, first co- chair of Women of Achievement and the startup of Central Bank’s Private Banking Department.
FAVORITE PLACE TO SPEND A SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Watching sporting events. I’m a die-hard Cardinals and Mizzou fan. I love going to the games or watching them on the big-screen at home.
LAST BOOK READ: In My Seat by Ann scheibner
FAVORITE TV SHOW: HGTV, hands down. if i have the TV on, it’s on House Hunters, Love It or List It or Color Splash with David Bromstad.
FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD: Central Dairy’s chocolate mousse ice cream.
FAVORITE APP: Houzz. The pictures are never-ending. I love looking at other people’s beautiful homes.
DREAM VACATION: Rome, Italy, to visit the Vatican and enjoy the history. I had the chance to visit Edinburgh, Scotland, though, and it was spectacular. I would love to go back there again some day.
SOMETHING THAT HAS CHANGED YOU LIFE: Operation Tyler on July 27, 2012. This was just a game-changer for me. So many people came out to support one person. The outpouring of love was just incredible.
SECRET ASPIRATION: I can’t reveal secrets!
SOURCE OF INSPIRATION: Holy spirit! I just try to live my life to how it will be most rewarding to God.
FAVORITE HOBBIES: Taking my grandchildren to new and unique places and events. We’ve spent time outdoors at Painted Rock, Ha Ha Tonka and ridden bikes on the Missouri River pedestrian/ bike bridge. We’ve also visited the Titanic Museum in Branson, which has now made them want to go on the newly built Titanic II cruise ship that is to be completed in 2016. I guess we had better start saving now!