Education: Allegheny College, bachelor’s degree
Toughest Challenge: Graduating from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy as a basic peace officer
Most Inspiring Person: Dr. Nido R. Qubein, president of High Point University, North Carolina. Whenever I am feeling challenged, I read through one of Dr. Qubein’s books or listen to one of his videos for inspiration. One of my favorite phrases is, “It’s not your circumstances that define your future; it’s your choices. What you choose is what you get.”
Best Advice: What other people think of you is none of your business.
Important Lesson Learned: My most significant lessons have resulted from allowing myself to be comfortable being uncomfortable.
Fun Fact: I once jumped off the top of a telephone pole. I took a high ropes course in my 20s, and I opted for this test because it allowed me to challenge myself in a mind-over-matter situation.