Q: Where did you work before coming to TTS?
TTS is actually my first and only job out of college! I began working for TTS in late 2010 after doing a summer internship in Charlotte, NC with a company called ALSAC. ALSAC is the fundraising arm for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and was a company that I was very involved with throughout college. I found the TTS job shortly after my internship finished!
Q: What is your favorite on the job experience?
There are so many things that I enjoy about this job, but I’d say seeing the finished product of an event and all of our hard work pay off is one of my favorite things. There’s so much behind the scenes that people do not realize, so to see it all come together and watch it impact our community in a variety of ways is so rewarding. Also, the adrenaline that I have during event weekends/days is something that I can’t describe, but I love it so much!
Q: What do you love about Tuscaloosa?
Being born and raised a Kansan, (go KSU Wildcats!) I love the weather. Cold winters are not for me! I also love learning about the history of Tuscaloosa as well – whether that is the Civil Rights history, the Native American history or how the Black Warrior River has impacted our community over the years – it’s all pretty awesome! Oh, and I have to mention my fiancee! If it wasn’t for Tuscaloosa, we wouldn’t be together!
Q: What is your favorite event to work on?
Every event is fun! The Tuscaloosa Regional Air Show, USA Triathlon, Warrior Dash, Tuscaloosa Half Marathon, Alabama All Veterans Reunion, Druid City Arts Festival…. they’re great events and all very rewarding to be a part of!
Q: Tell us one of your favorite memories of Tuscaloosa.
This might be cliché, but I love to take advantage of the Tuscaloosa Riverwalk. It’s where I run more often than not and our offices are located there. I’ll never forget the night the Richard and I had a blind date, we met on the Riverwalk to walk our dogs and a concert was going on at the amphitheater as well. The weather was perfect, the atmosphere was exceptional and the company was great. I think we walked for over three hours… it’s a night I’ll never forget!
Q: Are you involved in any athletic activities?
Richard and I are pretty active people. We really enjoy running (maybe me more so than Richard, haha), playing tennis, shooting basketballs or playing softball. I’d love to learn golf!
Q: Do you have any favorite hobbies?
I’m kind of a mile wild, inch deep kind of person. I like to do so many things. Richard and I have two dogs, I love to travel and learn about new places, I enjoy going out in to the country and shooting guns, I play the piano and can sing even though I don’t do it very often anymore and I love to get caught up in a few good tv shows! If there was one hobby that I wish I could get back in to, it would be riding horses!
Q: What is your favorite tourist attraction in Tuscaloosa.
The Transportation Museum is so neat! I learned so much about Tuscaloosa and love the history behind the building. I also love Lake Tuscaloosa and North River – it’s where I’m getting married!
Q: Describe your perfect weekend in Tuscaloosa.
Perfect weekend in Tuscaloosa would include a nice dinner at Five on Friday night with some live music and friends, a walk with the dogs at the old UA Golf Course/Arboretum on Saturday morning, a late evening home football game Saturday night while we tailgate or grill out and a relaxing day on Sunday enjoying local outdoor activities or spending time with family and friends!