I was born and raised in Omaha, just like FNBO. And just like FNBO, my story is deeply rooted in the Omaha community.
I grew up in the Benson neighborhood where I played little league baseball and learned how important it is to be involved in our community from my dad. Watching him lead neighborhood and city wide non-profit boards showed me that if you love your community that means you invest your time to ensuring it is the best it can be.
I am a proud Benson High School alum. After graduation, I traveled not too far north to earn my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and play baseball at Briar Cliff University. Graduation brought me back home to Omaha.
I currently sit on the Greater Omaha Chamber Young Professional’s Council and Nebraska Future Business Leaders of America Advisory Board. I chair the Omaha Public Schools District Academy of Business and Omaha Benson High School Business & Entrepreneurship Academy Advisory Boards. And, last, but not least I am the president of the UNO Hockey Blue Line Club.
Why Did You Choose FNB?
What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a loaded question asked to kids all the time. Sometimes, their goals are filled with imagination and almost fantasy, while others are specific shout out to heroes big and small. Whatever the answer, it’s always starts with an impact. I was just a teen when FNBO made that impact through the Omaha Public Schools (OPS) Academies of Business program. It wasn’t just tours of the Tower—that iconic part of Omaha’s skyline—but it was the interactions with employees and how they really lived their passions. FNBO became my grown-up goal.
It was shortly after college graduation when I joined FNBO as a teller at our 78th & Cass Street branch. I spent two years within our branches. Then, I spent a year in the Management Trainee Program rotating through various department experiences. The next five years have been filled with opportunity, including credit analysis within Community Commercial Lending, corporate training within Learning & Development and now, corporate recruiting within Talent Acquisition.
And in a full circle, now—and since 2014—I organize the annual OPS Academy of Business Junior Internship Day including tours with FNBO.
My family has had season tickets to University of Nebraska at Omaha hockey since the very first game in 1997. My father purchased the first season’s tickets without ever watching a hockey game in person! Over the past 22 years, Dad and I have developed a passion for the team and what it has done for the hockey community in our hometown. I currently serve as the president of the team’s booster organization the Blue Line Club—a role previously held by my dad.
Meeting new people is my passion! Whether on the ice or at work, I genuinely value each opportunity I have to interact with my community. So, let’s connect and find a way for YOU to make an impact at FNBO.