Is there a particular reason why you chose to run in AORE's Board Elections this year? 
Timing just feels right for this year. I have been in my position at JMU for a few years now, I have been surrounded with BOD members since I was in graduate school, and I've always had it on my list to one day serve the association in this way.

What do you bring to the table when thinking about future work on AORE's new strategic framework?
As for the strategic framework, I would say that I bring the ability to connect with people. To highlight the anchors of networking, professional development, and career advancement, I will do my best to connect folks to each other as well as resources available that they may not know about.

How will your expertise and connections move our association in a new direction?
My experience with the challenge course industry will continue to help serve those members involved within that industry. I hope that my connections throughout the industry will aid in bridging any gaps and keep the AORE moving in the right direction.‚Äč

Why did you decide to volunteer your time, service, and skills to AORE?
The AORE has been a big part of my professional career. I have been to each AORE Conference since 2010 when I started my first year of graduate school. Since then I have met many colleagues and mentors through those conferences and am extremely grateful for the opportunities I have been able to take advantage of from engaging in what the AORE has to offer. I have served in different volunteer roles and see this as a great way to use my time and service over the next few years.