Age or Birthday: 30, October 19
Resides In: Intercoastal West
Family Details: Looking forward to an October wedding with finance Josh Guess
Pets: Tango, my 40 pound Jack Russell mix. He is my strong willed little man that loves to hug company, cuddle and then dart out the backyard gate any chance he can get.
Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma & DeLand, Florida
Current Board Position: VP Finance Council
Professional Details: Vice President Commercial Banker Fifth Third Bank
Community Involvement: Leadership Jacksonville, Girl Scouts, Girls on the Run, Art & Antiques Show, Junior Achievement, American Cancer Society.
Member of JLJ since: 2005
Why did you join JLJ? I joined the Junior League when I moved to Jacksonville as a recommendation from a coworker who thought it was a great way to meet friends and get to know our community.
What is Your Goal for this year? My goals this year include streamline the League’s fund development programs and aligning our finance council structure to serve our changing needs while implementing new areas for sustainable revenue that maximizes our volunteer time.
What has been your most rewarding moment in JLJ, so far? Hands down my time spent volunteering with Kids in the Kitchen, especially at the Sanctuary on 8th. There were many Friday afternoons I would be rushing to an event after a busy work week and all my real world stress would melt away getting out of my car. The kids would run out the door to greet us with welcoming hugs, cheers and chants of “Kids in the Kitchen!” Getting to interact with the kids through a lesson offend left me with a bigger life lesson.
What has surprised you most about your time with JLJ? The Junior League has allowed me to experience Jacksonville, learned about our community organizations and build lasting friendships. Six years later my closest friends here in Jacksonville I met in my provisional group.
What has been your favorite placement, so far? Kids in the Kitchen.