I created this website to help potential employers get to know me as an individual other than just another resume. My hope is that this site helps you to understand more about who I am as a person as well as a potential employee.
I will start with a little background of where I came from. I was born and raised on a farm in Northwest Iowa by wonderful parents. I have 2 sisters and one step-sister. I lost my mother in a car accident when I was 21 and expecting her 1st grandchild. The loss was extremely difficult and my personal life was drastically effected. I am thankful now for all that I have learned over the years and for the wonderful step-mom and step-sister I now have in my life.
Both of my parents worked very hard and believed in fighting for the American Dream. They instilled in us at a very young age that you have to work hard for what you want in life. I remember walking beans at 6 years old as a family and I did so until after high school, not only for my own family, but also for other area farmers. We grew up helping with the yard work, gardening, and house work. I babysat after school, weekends, and summers throughout my high school years as well. I feel that my work ethic comes from the way I was raised and I have raised my children the same way.
I have definitely had my share of struggles over the years and I have worked very hard to get to where I am today. I wouldn’t change most of those struggles because they made me who I am today and I gained valuable experience and knowledge by going through them. I also believe going through them makes me a more understanding person to others facing the same issues in their lives. If I can help someone else than it was worth going through it myself.
I have 4 children, 3 boys and a girl, who are all working hard and on their own. I have been divorced and happily remarried. Since I married my husband in 2005, we have moved around the country a lot to follow his career. This has hurt my own work history, but does not make me a lesser employee or business owner.
I have held many positions and ran my own businesses as well over the years. I still dabble in Photography and Web design, it is just more of a hobby now versus a business. I also went back to writing in 2017 and have published my first two books and I am currently working on the third.
My hobbies include spending time with my family and friends, fitness/exercise, reading, catching up on my favorite shows, and writing. I also enjoy walking and taking in the scenery around our area, usually with my husband and our cameras. My favorite place to be is near the water, it is where I do my best thinking and relaxing. My husband and I have also found a passion in animal rescue and founded our non-profit rescue, Gulf Coast Animal Refuge DBA Purdy Homeless Cat Resort. We are always trying to think of more ways to make our home and acreage a little more pet friendly to give them and us more freedom and access to fresh air and grass, while still keeping them safe from the elements and from crazy people out there that just don’t share the love of fur-babies.
With my children grown and my husband traveling for work so much, I find myself looking for a new opportunity outside of the staffing world. I have learned so much from my current position and love those I work with, however, it is not what I want to continue doing for the next 20 years. I am looking to go back to administrative/clerical work. I really enjoy payroll and Account Receivables, so I am currently looking for something in those lines. I am also interested in anything I can do from home that would be legitimate work.