1. What is your role at UAS Labs?
I am the Quality Assurance Supervisor at our Wausau location.
On a day-to-day basis this means that I supervise our QA team, which is responsible for creating and reviewing production records, document revisions and control, managing deviations, supplier qualification, and in general ensuring that we have all the steps in place to release safe and high-quality probiotics to our customers.
2. Where did you go to school and what did you study?
I have a degree in Biological Conservation from the University of WI Madison with a concentration in African Studies.
3. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I am a mama to a super fun and sweet 3-year-old. When I’m not working, I like to spend time watching her learn and have new experiences. We enjoy spending time outdoors; hiking, biking, kayaking, camping, and swinging at the park. She is truly my sidekick. Anything we do together is my favorite thing.
When I’m not working, I also serve as an elected official on the Marathon County Board of Supervisors. (Fun fact: Marathon County is the largest county in Wisconsin AND has the largest board in the entire country). I was recently elected to the Board of Directors of a statewide environmental caucus as well. I am a science nerd and passionate about environmental issues.
4. Favorite Food?
Cheese! All kinds of cheese and cheese on everything. Especially Wisconsin Mac and Cheese.
5. What is something you have done or plan to do on your “bucket list”?
I have been to Mount Kilimanjaro, but only saw it from the ground. Someday I want to climb it.
6. Any pets?
We have a rescue kitty that I let my daughter name. His name is Hotdog Farmer. Hotdog for short.
7. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
“You don’t need to change the world. Sometimes changing the life of a single person is enough.”
8. If you could have dinner with any famous or historical figure, who would it be?
Abraham Lincoln. I’m a big fan.
9. If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
Play with my daughter.
10. What do you enjoy most about working at UAS Labs?
The people. I look forward to coming to work every day because I consider many of my colleagues to be friends also. We have a strong bond as a team and we also make each other laugh. It’s a great environment.