- photo by Keith Borgmeyer
Director of Football Operations, Mizzou
Years lived in Columbia:
It was four years in July.
In short, I am involved in everything outside of the Xs and Os of football: travel, business office, scheduling, managing day-to-day operations, etc.
Master’s degree from MU.
Played college soccer at San Jose State University.
San Ramon, California
Your Favorite volunteer activity:
When I was in college, I loved reading to elementary kids, especially those around the kindergarten and first-grade ages, because you get to use different voices to depict the characters of the book. It was OK to be goofy around them, no judgment.
Columbia professional you admire:
David Rowe. He is unbelievably humble and one of the hardest working people I know. Obviously, he has a special place in his heart for Mizzou football, but he always takes requests for the team or staff last minute.
What should people know about your role:
You have to be extremely organized and develop positive relationships. My job relies on others being good at their jobs and wanting to work hard for me.
Why are you passionate about your job:
The players. I want to come to my job every day, and most people don’t have that mentality. I want to do whatever I can to make sure the players have the best experience at Mizzou and the best experience being a part of this team.
Favorite recent project:
We just did custom suits for the juniors and seniors. It was just another tool we were able to give them to help them off of the field. Also, I came into the project late, but the new south end zone facility will be amazing to have open for the team. It’s going to be extremely positive for the program.
If you weren’t doing this for a living, you would…
Be some type of event planner. Because one of my character traits is to be an achiever, I would have to do something that had an end result from all of the hard work that was put in.
Next professional goal:
Become a senior woman administrator [a special NCAA designation for the highest ranking woman in a collegiate athletics organization] or work in the operational world of the NFL.
Why are you passionate about Mizzou Athletics:
The players! Selfishly, though, Mizzou and Coach Odom gave me the opportunity to break through the glass ceiling for a woman in the football world. I’m forever grateful to Coach Odom and to Mizzou.
Next challenge in your role:
Being taken seriously on a consistent basis by the outside world. When I get passionate about what I am doing, it sometimes gets chalked up to being an emotional female.
How do you want to impact the Columbia community:
To be an example to other females who want to break through the glass ceiling in their future.
Quote you live by:
Not the most appropriate quote, so I will take out the word my papa would say and replace it with a reader-friendly word. When someone negative was putting unnecessary adversity in my way, my papa would always say, “Don’t let the awful people get you down.”
A superpower you want:
To be able to multiply myself. There are not enough hours in the day sometimes to get everything done that I want to accomplish in my day.
What you do to relax:
Spa day! My husband knows that on any getaways we plan, we have to stay somewhere that has a spa at the hotel.
My husband and I got married on July 1, 2019. We have a dog named Brother. The rest of my family is in California and his is in Colorado.
Favorite place in Columbia:
I love food! Therefore, it would be a toss-up between Murry’s and Flyover.
Most people don’t know that…
I’m extremely scared of submarines. Have I ever been on one to know that I’m extremely fearful over them? No. And I’m OK with making that decision without the experience.