A little bit about me - I’ll be celebrating my 30th wedding anniversary this coming June, and I’m a mother of 3 sons, the oldest is 28 and the twins are 25. I’m a lifelong resident of Marathon County; I even grew up on a street named after me in the Town of Wausau. We raised our family on Stacey Circle and I wish everyone could feel as deeply-rooted in their hometown as I do.
I graduated from Wausau East HS, and continued my education at Northcentral Technical College, majoring in Educational Interpreting for the Deaf. I worked as an Interpreter for 5 years for the School District of Rhinelander, and a partial year for the Wausau School District because the twins were born before the school year was out. Having three kids ages 3 and under made it impossible to afford childcare, so that’s when I became a full-time Domestic Engineer. My family has always been my number one priority, and I feel lucky that I was allowed the opportunity to be such an integral part of my son’s lives.
While my kids were young, I had a variety of part-time jobs outside the home. I worked as a freelance interpreter for the deaf, tried my hand in sales for a few different companies, and worked for NTC as an interpreter and Lab Assistant in the Interpreter Training Program. Those experiences taught me how to set and achieve goals while leading others to do the same.
These days, since my kids are grown, I enjoy several hobbies. I’m a Pickleball enthusiast, ballroom dancer, golf ball chaser, knitter, and can be seen walking our dog Phoebe several miles a day through our neighborhood. I’ve also become increasingly interested in what has been transpiring in the City of Wausau and Marathon County. Marathon County faces several challenges which need to be addressed, such as workforce development/retention, economic growth, budgeting adequately for county road maintenance and county facilities, public health and safety, and jail overcrowding just to name a few. I never thought I would become involved in politics, but with today’s climate I feel I must.
I’ve made the decision to run for the Marathon County Board because when you don’t like the way the wind is blowing, you become the wind. I feel I would be a great asset to the County Board because I am conscientious, committed, have common sense, critical thinking skills, and believe in the Constitution. I would encourage the Board to focus on infrastructure policies, not social agendas.
If elected, I will work tirelessly to help improve our county by listening to my constituents and adhering to the US Constitution. I will remain focused on the policies that will benefit everyone that is lucky enough to call Marathon County home. I truly believe that Marathon County is the best place to raise a family. We live in safe communities because we have capable public safety officials. Our beautiful parks and recreational areas are incredible assets to us all. I will work to preserve everything that makes our county special, and strive to make improvements at every opportunity.