I began working at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2011 as a programmer in the Financial Aid office. Prior to that, I was a database administrator for a rural K-12 school district in mid-Missouri. The school district was an early participant in the eMints learning program. The learning curve to transition to Campus Solutions and financial aid was significant but I thoroughly enjoyed the challenges. In particular, I gravitated towards implementing delivered CS functionality to replace mods. In 2017, I joined the Enterprise Application Services (EAS) team at the UM system level. In this role, I am able to work with users from the four campuses in the University of Missouri system. My primary areas of responsibility are Student Financials and Financial Aid. I have a BS in Computer Information Systems and a BS and Masters in Forestry. My early career as a forester is what led me to work with databases and focused my passion for optimizing technology to help people do their jobs as effectively as possible.