Barrel racing

How long have you been barrel racing?
My whole life. The family joke is that I was born on the back of a horse.

How did you get into it?
My dad trained harness racehorses for more than 30 years, and my mom barrel raced, so you could say that I was born with racing in my blood.

What do you love about it?
I think it is amazing the bond you can build with a 1,000-pound animal.

How often do you train?
I try to ride daily at home and compete almost every weekend.

How did you hear about the job at Owen Electric?
A family friend told me about the position.

What were you doing before you joined the co-op?
I worked in health care and took care of mentally disabled patients. It was a very emotionally exhausting job but also a very rewarding one. I was ready for change and something new.

What do you like most about working at the co-op?
I really like my co-workers. They have become like family. I think it is a great place to work, and I feel very fortunate to be here.

What else do you like doing in your free time?
I enjoy hanging with my family and friends, boating and attending country concerts. Summertime is my favorite. There are all kinds of fun activities to do!

Associate’s degree in medical billing and coding

Random fact:
I met my fiancé at our holiday work party. He is a lineman for Owen Electric. We are both passionate about the co-op. We are looking forward to our wedding!