Director of English Program
at The Lantern English Co.
I developed a love for reading at a young age. This interest quickly blossomed into an enthusiasm for writing. I was homeschooled from kindergarten through twelfth grade and my parents encouraged me to pursue my passion for writing.
During high school, much of my writing time was pored into writing speeches. I spoke competitively both locally and nationally with great success. I competed at the American Legion Constitution Speech competition for two years and advanced to the state finals of the Rotary Oratorical Contest on Ethics in 2013. Through 4-H, I was selected to compete in the Eastern National Horse Communications contest in Kentucky and placed Top 10 both years I competed. The highlight of my speaking experiences came when my sister and I won a national team speaking contest at the American Quarter Horse Congress in Ohio. Motivational, humorous, informational, or argumentative -- I found all these approaches useful when constructing speeches and essays.
I earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Pensacola Christian College in May 2018. This degree furthered my communication skills as I worked to write advertising plans, market entry proposals, research papers, memos, and ad copy. After graduating college, I worked for a local paratransit bus manufacturer as a marketing coordinator for one year while working toward my master’s degree in extension education through University of Arkansas’ online program. Currently, I am employed as a 4-H youth development educator for Ontario County New York in addition to teaching writing at Lantern English.
I am excited to help my students cultivate their writing potential. Writing is a very useful skill and can be a lot of fun as well! I don’t want to be a teacher, but a mentor helping my students on their quest to achieve writing success.
As for hobbies, I am a die-hard equestrian. Most early mornings, I can be found riding my Appaloosa mare Amy.