I am currently Assistant Business Manager. I was President of the local from 1998 to 2007, Vice President from 1989 to 1998 and previous Chief Steward in Portage and North Area. I started at Rock River Generating Station for WP&L in 1978 and then went to North Area in 1979 until 1986. I spent a lot of my years as the Portage Electric Meter Tech from 1986 to 2007.
I started with Alliant Energy/WP&L in 1993 at South Area. Went to Rock River in 1995 and stayed there until they closed the plant. I bumped back to South Area and wored in the warehouse. In 2017 I went to the transformer shop.
I have been involved in the union throughout my career. I have been a steward, Chief Steward, Unit 8 Chair, organizer and was appointed to the President's position in November 2018.
I started with Alliant Energy & Local IBEW 965 at the call center in Madison January of 2012. In September of 2012 I took a position at our Janesville Dispatch office as a dispatcher. I loved my job there but wanted to be in the field more and took an Engineering Tech apprenticeship position in February of 2014. In March of 2017 I completed the apprenticeship and now am a journeyman Engineering Tech for Beloit. As soon as I finished my apprenticeship I joined the RENEW committee and have been active in that since. In September I became the Recording secretary and hold that position to date. My newest involvement in the union is as chair of the newly formed Women's Committee with Holly Kaiser. My personal goal is to get younger people and more women involved in the union. We all are the future of our union.