When did you learn how to play the piano?

When I was 8 years old. I actually wanted to take singing lessons, but I was too scared to sing.

So how did you get started?

My teacher suggested we try some notes and chords on the piano until I was comfortable enough to sing. I never sang a note, but I continued to see her for piano lessons until I was 13 years old.

What type of music do you enjoy playing?

I really enjoy playing Christmas songs. It brings me so much joy. I also play songs and hymns in church.

How often do you play? 

I try to play a little bit every day.

What do you enjoy most about it?

The piano is so forgiving—you can play soft ly and smoothly or you can pound the keys as hard as you can. It’s a way to focus on what’s in front of you, be in the moment, and escape everything life throws at you for a little bit.

What did you know about electric co-ops before joining Cotton?

I grew up on co-op lines, but I didn’t know much beyond the lineworkers who work tirelessly to restore our power.

How did you hear about the job?

During my internship with Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives.

What do you like most about the co-op?

Whether it’s employees or members, you will be around some of the most considerate and helpful people. There’s a true sense of community in the co-op world.

Education: Double major in agribusiness and agricultural communication at Oklahoma State University.

What else do you like doing in your free time?

I enjoy working with and taking photos of my family’s cattle ranch, cooking and baking, drawing and painting, and making homemade cards for others with my calligraphy handwriting.

One random fact about you: I have broken my nose at least two times.