My day job is in farming and my side hustle is this: Mesa Media. From using Paint on our desktop computer in elementary school, to photography classes in high school, to designing simple, user-friendly websites for non-profits, media has always been of interest to me. It wasn’t until I was 30 years old that I finally stumbled up on my degree in Mass Communication and Media Studies through the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. It was nearly by accident, but it couldn’t have been more of a perfect fit. ASU Online allowed me to pursue my degree without having to sacrifice my budding career.
I work in Food Safety for a farming and harvesting company in Santa Maria, CA. A career that I lucked into. Having held many jobs in various industries, it wasn’t until I started working in ag that I actually felt fulfillment in my job. I love being outdoors, working with my hands, and the sense of pride I feel in helping feed our world.
I’m very involved in my community and building my leadership skills to become a better advocate for things that are important to me.
As a board member, you will find me volunteering for:
As a member, you will also find me supporting:
- California Women for Agriculture, Santa Maria Chapter
- American Agri-Women
- National Rifle Association
- USA Archery
- California Bowmen Hunters State Archery Association
- National Field Archery Association
- Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
- Coalition of Labor and Agricultural Businesses (COLAB)
The beliefs, views and opinions that are expressed within this website are solely my own and do not reflect the organizations of which I am involved. As journalists, we are taught to remain objective and unbiased. The advantage of creating my own space on the web is that I don’t have to adhere to those rules in this space!