Born September 10, 1987; life-long resident of Rock Island County, Illinois.
Middle-class family: mother Dawn (Summers), Moline; three younger sisters Courtney (brother-in-law Joey), Haley, and Carlee; father Wade (deceased).
Educated by Rock Island & Milan Public Schools.
Augustana College graduate; Bachelor’s Degree in political science cum laude (2010).
Lewis University graduate; Master’s Degree in organizational leadership (2016).
Avid runner; local charity 5k & half-marathon participant.
Dues-paying member of the Farm Bureau and Moose Club.
Pro-Union, Pro-Constitution & Rule of Law.
Chief Deputy to Rock Island County Clerk Karen Kinney (2017- present).
South Rock Island Township Clerk (2013- present).
Rock Island County Board Vice Chair (2014-2017).
Rock Island County Board member representing District 15 (2010-2017).
Democratic precinct committeeperson (2008- present).
Volunteer boards: Arrowhead Ranch (2011-2017), QC Area Labor Management Council (2011-2017), Project NOW (2012-2013), St Pius Parish Council (2009-2012).
Grant coordinator at Washington Jr High School, Rock Island, in charge of over $100,000 annually for Lights On For Learning academic enrichments and support for at-risk students (2012-2017).
I have long-standing working relationships with key County stakeholders & local leaders.
I know the property tax process from adoption, to extension, to billing, and delinquency.
I know the County’s software systems, policies, and the budget process & management.
I know the framework of the Illinois Counties Code.
I know the levels of government and their leaders from Townships to the National government.
I have good demeanor, public speaking skills, and strong writing & reading abilities.
I believe public servants should serve the people, not themselves.
I believe in good government that is effective and responsive to the people it serves.