3180 W Hwy 34 Grand Island NE 68801-7279
I am Horticulture, Landscape, and Environmental Systems Extension Educator with a horticulture focus who works in the Nebraska Extension office in Hall County. I provide horticulture related programs for youth and adults, act as the Central Nebraska Master Gardener Coordinator, and answer horticulture-based related client questions. I am a Nebraska Arborist Association Certified Arborist and International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist. I am also a member of the Nebraska Nursery and Landscape Association. You might recognize me because I am regular panel member on Nebraska Educational Media's Backyard Farmer program. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture with a landscape design emphasis and my Master’s Degree in Public Horticulture from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln.


  • BS, University of Nebraska--Lincoln, 2006
  • MS, University of Nebraska--Lincoln, 2008


  • Nebraska Extension Special Garden Project, National Association of County Agriculture Agents (NACAA), Sioux Falls, SD
  • I Want To..., International Master Gardeners, Council Bluffs, IA

icon-bookmark-starAwards & Honors

  • Excellence in 4-H & Youth Programming- National Winner, National Association of County Agriculture Agents (NACAA), 2015
  • Achievement Award, National Association of County Agriculture Agents (NACAA), 2015
  • Omtvedt Innovation Award For Team, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2018
  • Community Catalyst Program, Sherwood Foundation, 2019
  • Communication Award for Learning Module- National Finalist, National Association of County Agriculture Agents (NACAA), 2015

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