"4-H taught me to help when you can and to lead in the right direction."

Years in 4-H

A.S. '11, College of Lake County


Human Resources Supervisor, Six Flags Great America

Favorite 4-H Projects:  Goats, Cats, Dogs

How did 4-H contribute to your leadership skills today?

I learned many new skills through 4-H that can now help younger youth in the program. As I grew older, I was able to help share those skills with others.

Did 4-H instill a career path for you?

No, but my passion for the 4-H program has stayed with me. I am very involved with the program and serve as the Superintendent of the cat and goat areas.

What advice do you have for someone who is interested in your career path?

Remember to be patient. Every day is different and there are always twists and turns. Be confident but ask for help when you need it.

What advice would you give a current 4-H member?

Break out of your comfort zone! Try new things, whether it be livestock, an art project or cooking. Learn new skills and build on what you can do. Help others anytime you can. Doing projects together is a fun way to bond.

Why should young people join 4-H today?

To gain experience that is completely valuable to help shape a young person. you are able to learn so many skills in your youth that easily transfer into adult life.