Plant Manager

Office: 812.747.9109

What’s your secret skill?
Chicken wrangling. We have chickens and our kids tend to let them out at inopportune times (like when we’re leaving for the weekend). I have gotten really good at cornering them to get them back in the coop – not an easy feat since we have 6.5 acres and it’s mostly wooded. The trick is to pretend like you aren’t there to catch them and be a little clumsy about it so they can’t predict your movements. So, if you ever drive by and see me waving my arms and dancing around, just know that I’m trying to outsmart a chicken!
If you were a laminate, which would you be, and why?
Pillars of light holographic. I love sunrises and sunsets and this pattern reminds me of the magic that happens in the sky during those times!
If you were an animal, which would you be, and why?
A wild horse. I love to run outside and wild horses get to see the best scenery!
What’s your best travel story?
The first time I ever traveled out of the country was to France for my first job out of college. We stayed in Paris for a few days and it was so neat to see all the things I had only read about in books before. We decided to go to the Eiffel Tower and since none of us understood French (and cell phones weren’t as easy to travel with as they are now), we stood in the line that we thought was to take the elevator up. It was the longer of the 2 lines and I swear I remember it being the more expensive option, so we assumed that it was for the elevator, not the stairs.

After waiting in line for an hour, we finally get to the front and IT’S FOR THE STAIRS. Rather than wait in line again, we decided to take the stairs up the Eiffel Tower. After a long day of walking and touring the city, the steps were brutal… all 674 of them (it takes 30-45 minutes to climb!). My favorite memory is the company rep who was there with us finally reaching the top and declaring he didn’t care what it cost- we weren’t taking the steps back down! That was also the best $10 soda I’ve ever had after all of those stairs. Looking back now, it’s a funny story but it was rough at the time!

What do you like to make?

Wooden signs. We have a 4 ft x 8 ft CNC machine at home and a laser. I love designing signs that I can’t find anywhere and working with my husband to make our designs come to life!