I grew up in the Midwest, appreciating the wide-open spaces and friendly people. I attended Kearney State College (now called University of Nebraska Kearney) majoring in visual merchandising. I moved to Colorado in 1993, and instantly fell in love with the weather, people, and lifestyle. I started working as a teller and later as account specialist for FirstBank of Colorado. This is where I realized how much joy I found in helping people. I chose to stay at home with my three young children for 10 years while volunteering at their schools and our church before returning to work as an assistant to the CFO of a marketing and advertising agency in Denver for the last 11 years. My role expanded to Office Manager and eventually Executive Assistant. I missed the intimacy of the customer care environment I had experienced at FirstBank. When I met everyone at Schaefer Financial Management, I felt that I connected with their mission to help people.
University of Nebraska – Kearney