Experience that Matters!!
I have gained a vast amount of experience in government finance working as Chief of Staff for Portage Township the last eight years. Throughout my tenure with township, I have been instrumental in securing and managing multi-million-dollar bond proceeds and temporary loans, compiling our annual budget and annual finance reports, facilitating additional appropriations and inter-fund transfers, and led the re-establishment of cumulative funds. Additionally, I maintain and preserve vital township records, prepare agendas, minutes and draft resolutions for township board meetings, assume the HR responsibilities-including administering and managing employee benefits.
I believe it is important to be a lifelong learner. I attended Ivy Tech and Purdue North Central. I obtained certification in government finance through the ITA in 2017. Additionally, I continue to maintain and grow my knowledge by attending State Board of Accounts (SBoA) and Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) meetings and conferences.
While I realize township engorgement is not the same as city government, the fundamental concept and procedures of local government accounting are the same.
Portage Township YMCA, Board Member
Friends of Portage Township Park Foundation, Inc., Board Member serving as Treasurer
American Legion Post #260 Auxiliary, Member
Portage Township Education Foundation, Past Board Member
Twin Creeks Conservancy District, Past Board Member