Location: La Crosse
Position: Director of Marketing and Public Relations
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I am blessed! I work with an amazing group of individuals and for an organization that allows me the opportunity to work towards helping others. I often hear people say, “you do such great work”, but I must be honest, working in the Development department and not working directly with clients, I don’t feel I actually do the great work. I get the privilege of serving on the fringe. I have the privilege of witnessing the great work of others and sharing their stories.
I have been with Catholic Charities since 2007. I came on board the week after the flooding in Gays Mills and the La Crosse area mud slides. It was a wild first week, loading up in cars and heading into communities to help where we were needed. Over the years, I have witnessed our agency grow and our programs change and expand. It has been exciting to be part of an organization that works with communities on how to care for each other and encourage one another to serve as “the hands and feet of Jesus Christ”.
On a personal note, I have been married for over thirty years and have 3 adult children. My son recently married a wonderful young woman in 2014 and she has been embraced fully by the family-whether she likes it or not :). I recently finished a 30 year journey by receiving my Bachelor’s Degree from Viterbo University. I look forward to continuing to serve Catholic Charities and the Diocese of La Crosse in whatever way I am called by Christ.