I grew up in Murdock, Nebraska, a very small town between Omaha and Lincoln. I attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln where I studied history and art history. My last year in college I interned at the Sheldon Museum of Art and so began my love of museums. In 2002, my husband, Mike, and I moved to Elwood, Nebraska. In 2020 we moved into Lexington where we live with our sons Caleb and Joshua. I have had a passion for history all my life! I knew as a child I would do something with that passion but over the years it has changed from wanting to be an Archeologist to Art Historian to Preservationist to Museum Registrar. All those ideas eventually lead me to apply for the job as Director of the Dawson County Historical Society and Museum. It’s a good fit because now I get to do everything I enjoy!