What did you do before you were a Miner?
I got my start in the news industry as a multimedia journalist at KIMT in Mason City, IA. While there, I also produced and anchored in both the news and sports departments. After that, I moved to Bismarck, ND to work as a multimedia journalist for KFYR. From there, I moved back to my hometown of Billings, MT and worked as a marketing specialist for Visit Southeast Montana, a tourism marketing organization.
What do you miss about working in the news industry?
I miss being so ingrained in the communities I worked in. When you’re in news, you need to know everything that’s going on, and you need to know a lot of people. They’re going to keep you informed and be your source of information. Making those connections gives you a real sense of belonging in that community.
What do you do for fun?
My favorite things to do are hanging out with family and friends, watching sports, spending time with my dogs and running.
What would you tell your 20-year-old self?
Slow down and have fun! There is so much pressure to decide what you want to do right out of high school, but it’ll probably change ten more times before you find the right fit. Enjoy trying new things and experiencing all that life has to offer.
If you were stranded on a desert island and could only bring one food, what would it be?
Pizza! My family had Friday night pizza nights, and it was something we all looked forward to every week, to sit down all together and unwind after a long week and have time to catch up.