During my years at Harrison County High
School I attended the vocational school and participated in HOSA - Future
Health Professionals (Formerly known as Health Occupations Students of
America). It was a huge success for me! I was always fascinated by
medicine. I knew that I wanted to be a nurse from an early age. HOSA
clarified that for me and provided me insight to different choices of the
After I graduated from Harrison County in
1999, I attended Bluegrass Community and Technical College System (BCTCS).
I received my associates degree in science, but my heart was still missing
something. I felt that I hadn't yet reached my purpose.
I decided to go back to college. In 2011, I
graduated from Midway College. I earned an associates degree in nursing.
I am currently the Director of Health
Services (D.O.N.) at Cedar Ridge in Cynthiana. My purpose in life is to
serve others. My career allows me to fulfill that purpose.
Outside of work, I have three children and a loving husband of 14 years,
Rusty. We like to spend time together outside. My family enjoys
four-wheeling in the Jeep, working in the garden or just having fun.
Success to me is doing what makes you
happy. My dad always said, "If you find a job that makes you happy, you'll
never work a day in your life." Success isn't monetary. It's the value of
your life. A quote by Albert Schweitzer that I think of often is, "Success
is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love
what you are doing, you will be successful."