I am the product of a career military father, so we moved every few years most of my childhood. As a result, I lived all over the US and abroad. I came to the Harrisburg area after college to attend graduate school. After earning a Master of Public Administration with a focus on environmental policy, my career opportunities led me to governmental affairs – first for the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and industry and now with FirstEnergy. I am the lobbyist for my company, working with legislators and other government officials to help them understand our business and the impact of potential policy decisions. The job requires strong interpersonal skills, good communication, and the ability to articulate complex issues in a simple manner. It puts my outgoing personality to good use!
When I’m not working, I am passionate about outdoor activities including hiking, kayaking, and exploring National Parks. My yard is recognized by the National Wildlife Federation and the Audubon Society as a wildlife habitat for my bird and pollinator-friendly design. I also volunteer with my certified therapy dog, a corgi named Franklin. We are regular visitors at a local assisted living facility and an elementary school. It is a very rewarding experience.