I am running for the position of President – Elect for the Wisconsin Correctional Association and would appreciate your vote.
I started my career in corrections after graduating in 1994 with an Associate Degree in Police Science from Mid-State Technical College. I worked in the private sector in security related fields and then got hired at the Marathon County Jail in 1998. I continued in county corrections for the next 17 years holding the positions of Corrections Officer, Lead Corrections Officer, and Corrections Officer in Charge (an administrative position), and Programs Liaison. I received my Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice from Lakeland College. I then left the career of working in the County and started with the Department of Corrections as a Probation/Parole Agent working first in Region 5 and now in Region 8. I also work as a Paramedic Shift Supervisor for United Emergency Medical Response and own a display fireworks company.
I have been with the Wisconsin Correctional Association for a number of years and have actively been involved in the Conference Planning and as an active member on the Board of Directors as the County Representative. I started my time on the conference planning committee as part of the operations team and helping make things run smoothly. I also had had the privilege of being the Conference Committee Co-Chair. I have learned a lot from working on this committee and throughout the different positions I have held in my career in Corrections. I was awarded Volunteer of the Year at the 2021 Fall Conference. I strive to help bring a high-quality conference experience while being fiscally responsible. I also continue to try and recruit new members to the organization not only from the security sectors but from all areas that are affected by corrections. This envelopes area such as medical, dental, mental health, and food service, to name a few. While a large majority of membership are state employees, I also work hard to be sure that members from federal, county, and private sectors are not forgotten.
I have worked with County, State, Private, and community organizations. By having these other perspectives, the WCA can bring other training opportunities to the members. By being active on the board, and hopefully as your President – Elect, I hope to not only impart some of the knowledge I have gained throughout my corrections career and other jobs I hold, but to also continue to learn from those around me. If you have any questions of me, please reach out to me and I will gladly talk to you. I look forward to your support in voting me into the position of President – Elect and I hope to see you all at conference soon. Thank you!