Birthplace: Palmyra, Missouri

What did you do before joining Boone Electric? I was in broadcast news for 17 years. I was an anchor, reporter, and TV host in Columbia, Missouri, Corpus Christi, Texas, and Kansas City, Missouri.

What do you like most about your job at Boone Electric? The people and atmosphere. They are genuine. From the MSRs to the linemen and everyone in between, they are all caring and service-minded. It's great to see the focus on the members.

Hobby: Fly fishing

How long have you been fly fishing? My uncles and father taught me when I was in college so, roughly 20 years. My dad says his son may hunt anywhere and anything, but I'd be the one to jump on a fishing trip.

How long did it take you to catch your first fish? Three years. It was a glorious day!

Who is your role model and why? My parents are my role models. Always have and always will be. They astonish me and teach me lessons even today. They worked so hard when we were kids yet still were present as parents. I'm amazed at what they accomplished.

Education: Bachelor's in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

One random fact or something most people may not know about you: I still do a little television on the side. I'm the on-screen host for the PBS program called Missouri Life, which is based on the Missouri travel magazine of the same name and highlights the people, places, flavors, and history of Missouri. In September 2018, the program won its second regional Emmy Award.


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 megan.mcatee@nreca.coop.

Interested in joining the co-op family? Visit NRECA’s Cooperative Career Center to search co-op careers.

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