Q: What Do you Do for a Living?
A: Risk Management at JP Morgan Chase
Q: Tell Us About Your Family and Pets!
A: I'm from a big German family in Texas. Oldest sibling, 1 brother and 1 sister, and LOTS of cousins! I live with my partner Mark and we have 2 Australian Shepherds, Jack, and Jillian. You’ll find us sitting on our porch or walking around the neighborhood with our pups!
Q: Which Neighborhood Do You Currently Call Home?
A: Merion Village
Q: Why Did You Move to Your Neighborhood?
A: When I moved from Dallas, I didn't know anyone in Columbus, so I was really looking for a neighborhood that had a close community family feel. After looking around Columbus-area neighborhoods (Downtown, Short North, Italian Village, Victorian Village, and Brewery District), Merion Village was where I felt most at "home".
Q: Where Else Have You Lived?
A: TEXAS! I grew up in Waco, Texas, went to school at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX (Go Red Raiders!) and lived in Dallas for 12 years before moving to Columbus in 2015.
Q: South Side Organization(s) Where You Work/Volunteer
A: Current Treasurer of the Merion Village Association.
Q: How Are You Active in The South Side?
A: I've started to get more involved in my neighborhood, volunteering the last couple of years and became the treasurer of MVA in January 2018.
Q: What Are Some Causes or Organizations That Are Important to You and Why?
A: Love the outdoors and pets! Also actively support Columbus Area Performing Arts (CAPA) and Columbus Museum of Art (CMA). I'm not very artistic or creative, so I really enjoy supporting the incredible talents in our local community.
Q: What's Your Favorite Thing About the South Side?
A: I love how friendly neighbors are and the sense of community pride - how everyone looks out for each other.
Q: If You Could Make One Improvement to the South Side, What Would It Be?
A: We have some great places, but really excited about all the new small businesses that are deciding to make Merion Village their home.
Q: What Would You Tell Someone Who May Move to the South Side?
A: You will love it - join the MVA to get connected, meet your neighbors, and make friends!
Each week, we will feature at least one individual who lives, works and/or volunteers on the South Side and who helps to build and strengthen our community every day. If you’d like to nominate someone for the spotlight, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.