Works in community development, serving as county program director in Greene County. Assists the media, individuals and communities in gaining a better understanding of local issues with the Southwest Region News Service. Weekly articles making up Southwest Region News Service are delivered electronically to hundreds of subscribers, extension council members and media outlets throughout southwest Missouri. Subscribe to the weekly email online or text MUEXTENSION417 to 22828.
Education: Bachelorâ¿¿s degree in journalism and political science from Drury University, 1988; Masters in integrated marketing and communication from Drury University, 2001.Relevant past employment: Five years as managing editor of the weekly newspaper in Willard, Mo. (1989 - 1993); three years in alumni and development work at Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo.; and six years as public relations specialist in the communication and marketing department at Associated Electric Cooperative Inc., Springfield, Mo. (1995 - 2001).Memberships: Ozark Press Association, Missouri Press Association, Public Relations Society of America, Springfield Writer's Guild, Missouri Writer's Guild, National Association of Agriculture Extension Agents, Public Relations Society of America, Missouri Historic Schools Alliance, Country Schools Association of America, Ridgecrest Baptist Church and Friends of Greene County Extension.