Biography: I was born in Ohio, raised in Indiana and have lived in Pennsylvania for the last 20 years. I am one of 4 girls in my family, all of which were volleyball players. I have been part of East Coast Power for 7 years, coaching the last 4 and look forward to more years of coaching and developing players as well as being part of the ECP Leadership team. My professional background is diverse. I have experience working in both small and large corporations and in a variety of roles including Accounting, Office Management, Marketing, Human Resources and Human Resource Consulting. I am thrilled to be part of ECP and able to use my strong organizational and operational skills in the volleyball industry; supporting and helping grow a sport that I love.
Best Volleyball Moment: Volleyball has been part of my life since i was young and now my children play and I coach so we are constantly creating volleyball memories. One of my favorite things is when I can help a player execute a challenging skill or understand a new concept. I love to see the pride they feel when they ‘do it or get it’ for the first time and see the confidence they gain from that accomplishment.
My Life in Sports: I am from what i would call a sports family and grew up playing soccer, softball, volleyball & golf. Every Thanksgiving we had a big family football game which created some of my favorite childhood memories. I carry that tradition on with my own children and family to this day. I played travel soccer for 7 years until i had to make a choice between soccer and volleyball. I chose volleyball and never looked back.
When I’m Not Involved with Volleyball: I enjoy spending my time with my family and our silly dog Wilson.
Favorite subject in school: Sociology
Last Book I Read: Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
Favorite Movie: Hoosiers
Favorite Quote: “Responsibility equals accountability equals ownership. And a sense of ownership is the most powerful weapon a team or organization can have.” Pat Summitt
Person I’d Like to Have Dinner With: Walt Disney or Albert Einstein both of whom were innovators in their own field, each so brilliant and creative. I truly admire them.
Something You Probably Don’t Know About Me: Even after all these years on the east coast, I still consider myself a midwesterner.