I was born and raised on a family-operated hog farm just south of Zanesville. I am a Muskingum County 4-H and Ohio Collegiate 4-H alumnus. I obtained my undergraduate degrees from The Ohio State University in agricultural communications and my master’s degree from Texas Tech University in agricultural education. Don’t be surprised if you hear me say “y’all” or hear a twang come out when I’m talking! I was the 4-H Educator in Trumbull County from 2013 through March of 2016.