What is your name?
What do you do for work and what is your slash (aka what do you do in your free time)?
I am a performance auditor for the Montana State Legislature to independently and objectively evaluate state programs for efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability. In this role, I plan and conduct primary research into the inner workings of our state's public system to look for ways to better serve the public.
In my spare time, I enjoy a number of outdoor sports and nerdy indoor activity. I especially like snowshoeing, reading science fiction novels, and playing strategy games with friends.
How did you land in Helena?
I lived most of my life in Wyoming, but moved to Georgia to complete my graduate degree. After two years in the South I couldn't wait to get back to the Rocky Mountain Region. Helena was an obvious choice due to it being a state capitol (jobs), near mountains (fun), and close to my home state (family).
What is the best piece of advice that you ever received – career-related or otherwise?
If you don't play, you never win.
Where is the last place you explored and where do you want to explore next?
As a new Montanan, I have a lot to explore. In November my friends and I rented a forest service cabin in the Fleecer Mountains and hiked and explored for a few days. The next trip was supposed to be to the Crazy Mountains for some snowshoeing, but the extreme weather this weekend canceled it. We will have to try again!
Tell us something about yourself that we didn’t ask:
I've got a spastic five year old chocolate lab mutt who still looks and acts like a puppy. Her favorite activities include chewing up sticks in the house, chasing critters, and eating copious amounts of expensive food.