Why did you decide to work in the AEC industry?
My dad is the reason why I’m in the AEC industry. My earliest memory of being interested in how things go together was when my dad had to rebuild our fence at our house after a big wind storm. I was probably 8 years old and I remember going out there and telling my dad I wanted to help. Since then we always did lots of fun projects. We built and designed my desk for college, built a geometric garden wall for my mom, you name it. I also really liked watching HGTV growing up. I told my dad I wanted to be an Interior Designer and he instead pushed me into architecture because I liked how things went together.
What do you like best about working at ACI Boland?
The reason I decided to join ACI Boland was because of the different project types ACI Boland had to offer. I get to explore new materials and truly have a sense of design. My old firm didn’t have any interior designers so I also really enjoy collaborating with them here too!
If you were a crayon, which color would you be?
Gray. I know it sounds weird but I love the color gray because it goes with everything. I’m someone who likes to “go with the flow” and I feel that gray emulates my personality.
What is something about you that would surprise people?
My husband’s name is Aaron. I’ve also never been snow skiing or on a cruise.
What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
Pay off my house and then donate to a charity.
Where is your “happy place”?
Lawrence, KS on a fall afternoon. I look forward to going back to Lawrence for KU football games and being outside even if my football team is terrible.
How do you spend your time outside of work?
I spend most of my time at home with my husband and our two dogs. If we aren’t at home we are usually spending time with our niece or with our families. I also do volunteer advising for my sorority at KU and at Northwest Missouri State University.
- Education: University of Kansas, Master of Architecture
- Associate AIA