This post is part of an occasional series focusing on Leadership Development Academy graduates and what they have done, personally and professionally, in the years following their LDA experience. Please contact us if you would like to be profiled here, or would like to recommend a graduate for us to feature.
What are you doing now?
I am still employed with the City of Janesville and currently serve as the City’s Solid Waste Supervisor. I manage the operations of Janesville’s closed and active sanitary landfills, compost facility, and clean fill facility.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
Science was my favorite subject in school, and I wanted to be a marine biologist when I grew up.
How did LDA help you on your journey?
Growing up in the Milwaukee area, I did not know much about Janesville when I first moved here. LDA helped introduce me to the community and it’s members; both professionally and personally.
My favorite song is “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to go for walks with the newest member of our family, our adopted dog Ranger. He recently graduated training class!
Favorite Rock County event:
Rock County’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Clean Sweep events. These events are a great way to properly dispose of household chemicals and hazardous wastes and keep these materials out of landfills.
Where do you volunteer?
I recently retired from leader of my daughter’s Girl Scout troop. My cookie intake had declined dramatically since that time!
When you reflect on your LDA experience, what is your fondest memory? Scariest memory?
Retreat ropes course – fondest AND scariest!
“Worrying won’t stop the bad stuff from happening it just stops you from enjoying the good.”
If you could choose a community project or need to help out with today, what would it be and why?
I enjoy becoming involved and volunteering with my church. It brings fulfillment to my life and I hope brings fulfillment to others.