My road in life has been direct.
2002- Homeless - (Thought I was all big and bad at 18 and could make it on my own...ended up homeless).
2003 - Got a job at Taco Bell and never looked back.
2004 - Became a Shift Leader at Taco Bell - That was a challenge all in itself. Being promoted in your home store with all your "friends."
2005 - Became an Assistant Manager - I helped my store become a Training Store and I was getting more and more comfortable in the management role. 2006 - Had my first baby - a girl :) Kayleigh
2008 - After many prompts from my company to get me to take over a store I finally did it. I was so hesitant on taking a store because I didn't want all that on my shoulders. That and it was a TPX!
2010 - I was transferred back to my original store and turned it into a training store shortly after. (I had worked in a lot of stores at this point).
2012 I had second and last baby - a boy - Laythen. 2014 I was transferred to another TPX where I turned it into a training store. I had hand developed all but 2 of the 9 managers on my roster.
2019 I accepted a position as a Project Coach. Many of my peers and leaders thought I would take the training route but I wanted to show that I can be versatile in what I do.


High School
Dallastown Area High School


Project Coach

I interact with 4 locations helping them to optimize their strengths and help develop on areas of improvement.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Being Creative

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Throw yourself at the things that scare you and challenge you. You will love yourself in the end for it. I was deathly afraid of excel spreadsheets; I am only a few months into my new role now but I can at least say I can maneuver around a spreadsheet now :) Don't be afraid to ask questions over and over again until you get it. The point is that you need to find whatever learning style works for you!

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Family:

""That's not a real job. You'll never make it anywhere." My siblings didn't approve of my career choice and stopped talking to me shortly after I started working there. They only spoke to me out of a necessity when our Father passed away."

Interviewed By

Anonymous Student