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Hobbies: Crossfit, photography, and volunteering in the community.
How did you learn photography? I taught myself and attended a few classes. I enjoy it so much that I’ve become the co-op’s resident photographer. A photo I took of Montana’s Bitterroot River Valley was published in RE Magazine’s August 2018 issue, “Co-op Country.”
How did you get into Crossfit? My husband got me into it three years ago.
What do you like about it? It’s such a supportive and family-friendly community. We’ve made a lot of really great friends there. We love it.
What are your Crossfit goals for the New Year? I want to be able to do a bar muscle-up and strict handstand push-ups.
What do you like most about your job at Ravalli Electric? I really enjoy working for a community-focused organization and the opportunity to serve my neighbors.
What is your greatest professional accomplishment since you’ve been at Ravalli Electric? I won 11 communication awards at the 2018 Montana Electric Co-op Association’s Annual Meeting, including the overall Excellence in Communications Award.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be? I wish I could fly so I could visit family and friends who live far away a lot more often.
Education: Bachelor’s in communications from Boise State University
One random fact or something most people may not know about you: I have a cheerleading and gymnastics background, and in high school I was voted “Biggest Guns.”
Do you have a colleague we should get to know better? There are only three requirements to share their story:
They have been at your co-op one year or less
They have never worked at an electric co-op before
They have an interesting hobby (i.e., fly fishing, bee keeping, small business owner, fitness/outdoor enthusiast, singing or playing in a band – the sky's the limit!)
If you or one of your colleagues meet these requirements, we'd love to hear from you. Please send nominations to
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