In kindergarten, I told my class that I was trying to decide between becoming a cowgirl or a princess. Looking back, I realize that I probably did know my destiny, although years of amazing experiences have worked to refine the vision. After spending time away from my home and witnessing extreme poverty, I came to realize that the wealth of an individual or a community was not realized in money, rather that the heritage built through stories and food and connections was far more powerful. I have witnessed the abundance of those who own few material goods spread widely through smiles and laughter and a commitment to leave this place in better condition than we found it.
Agrigirl began as a dream to empower individuals and families to build relationships with their farmers and local food sheds. It has evolved to a place where we share not only good recipes but keen ideals for social innovation.
Within all that I do is my personal passion to help entrepreneurs from both business and social enterprise who are pursuing their dreams. I have a strong understanding of customers and the value of great customer experience. I love to work on projects that make a contribution to placemaking. My greatest gift is that of being a connector of people to ideas and each other. At this point in my life, my goal is to develop my three sons into men who recognize their responsibility in our community.
My words and actions are grounded in faith. I create balance on the hiking trail, am in love with my Vitamix, and thrive by preparing meals for my family. I love to write non-fiction and am working on my first book which I believe will act as a contribution to our farms regardless of where they reside. I serve on several boards, speak nationally about issues that I am passionate about, and am fortunate to have an amazing family that puts up with it all.
Not in my own strength,