2016-2018 LEADelaware Fellow – agricultural leadership program
2016 Creative Coach for Ohio State University Extension’s inaugural Innovation Conference
2016 Chair of the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension’s Innovation Team
2014 MA, University of Delaware. Journalism history/digital humanities project: http://www.thomasnastcartoons
2014 Extension Fellow (Northeast Region) evaluating social media strategies for Cooperative Extension
2014 Social Media Strategic Marketing Certificate, 15 weeks. Issued by University of Delaware
2014 Attended Engage, a training on effective ag to consumer communications offered by the Center for Food Integrity
2011 Attended U.S. Poultry & Egg Associations inaugural Ag Communications Forum in Atlanta
2007 BA, University of Delaware, English/Journalism with 18 credits in plant science electives
2002-present: presenter, contributor and lecturer on various topics, lectures and webinars on marketing, agvocacy, effective communications, social media, and technology topics to local, regional and national 4-H, University of Maryland Ag Agents, Mid-Atlantic Crop School, Mid-Atlantic Regional Women in Agriculture, National Extension Master Gardeners, National Extension Conference, Understanding Delaware Agriculture PLSC 167 credit course.
Wife, mother, grandmother, storyteller. I live in a suburban residence in Sussex County, Delaware where my husband and I are avid gardeners; he’s in charge of the raised vegetable garden and I stick with the flowers and plants. Our backyard is a certified wildlife habitat and we are currently working on establishing a native plant Waystation for Monarch butterflies and other pollinators. I am an avid photographer and aspiring mandolinist.