I am an explorer, an innovator, a nerd for making decisions based on Big Data and passionate about the people and projects that shape my world. Born and raised in Springfield, Missouri, I have an appreciation for the core values (say what you mean and mean what you say) that drive my decisions. However, as an avid traveler, I embrace a broader understanding for the unique backgrounds and characteristics that are being brought closer together than ever before in our connected global community.  I attended Drury University where I expanded my understanding of emerging leadership principles and graduated with my business degree from the Breech School of Business.