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 currently an associate attorney at Nowlan & Mouat LLP.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a doctor, but I got burned out after undergrad so I started a career before deciding it was time for a change and ended up in law school.
How did LDA help you on your journey?
LDA introduced to some amazing members of the Rock County community (which was great as a recent transplant), and helped bring the needs of Rock County residents to my attention.
“Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon has a special place for my wife and me.
What piece of advice would you give a new LDA participant?
Completely buy in; don’t waste the opportunity you’re given (I think the LDA Board President at the time, Joel Chappelle, gave my class that same advice my first day).
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I have two kids and am an attorney, I would love to have spare time.
Where do you volunteer?
I currently serve on the Board of Directors for HealthNet of Rock County and KANDU Industries.
When you reflect on your LDA experience, what is your fondest memory? Scariest memory?
My fondest memory is hands down the ropes course. I remember one of my classmates who I had maybe said 2 sentences to challenging me to a race down the zipline, I realized then how great of a bonding experience that was.
For some reason the scariest memory was giving our speech on someone who influenced us. I have no problem talking in front of a group, especially my LDA class, and I don’t remember who I talked about, but I was nervous for that.
Why have you stayed involved with LDA?
It is a great organization that does great things in and for Rock County residents.
Do you know of any new non-profits that might need community support now?
Cards for a Cause is a brand new non-profit in Rock County that sends hand-made cards to kids who could use a pick-me-up.