Operations Manager | Van Meter Inc.
Best advice you ever received?
If you’re not telling your own story, someone else will tell it for you.
What do you consider your biggest break so far?
I graduated with an accounting degree, however my first job out of college was working in operations at a manufacturing facility. The skills I learned then paved the way and allowed me to tap into my natural strengths, which I continue to use today.
What would most people be surprised to learn about you?
I completed an Ironman [triathlon] in 2011.
What’s the biggest issue facing the Corridor, and why?
Our collective ability to attract and retain talent in our community.
If you had $1 million to give, what causes would you support?
The Iowa Children’s Museum and Camp Courageous.
What are your passions outside of the workplace?
First and foremost — family. I have an amazing wife and three beautiful daughters I am extremely lucky to have in my life. I am passionate about fitness, balance and a thirst for knowledge.
What should people know about your generation in the workplace?
That we are hardworking, creative, solutions-focused and we like to make a difference.
What do you want to accomplish by the time you are 50?
I want to know that I raised three strong and independent women who are ready to take on anything this world will throw at them.