I grew up in Ohio, where I graduated from Kent State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication. I worked as a newspaper reporter covering a variety of beats in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida. I also spent a few years as a magazine writer and editor. Switching gears, I then made websites more user-friendly and social media more engaging for county government before joining the Dream team in November 2018. My husband and I spend our free time enjoying the outdoors, supporting the arts, reading good books and hanging out with our furry family of a dog and two cats.