I'm originally from Southern Illinois, but I have lived in Cape Girardeau for 16 years. I am proud to be a part of this community and to call Cape my home. Cape Girardeau is an unbelievable place to live. I believe we have a very strong connected community and our community rallies behind our businesses and the people who live here. My professional career started in social service as I have always been driven to connect and help people. As my career has evolved through the years, those two key elements have never altered. I am a relationship-driven professional and thrive on forming real, lasting relationships. I personally feel creating and fostering relationships -and giving back- is a cornerstone of conducting business today. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, as they keep me grounded and full of life. My husband and I love to travel and we have the most adorable daughter, Karcher (Karcher was my mother's maiden name) and two dogs, named Abby and Piper. Most days I enjoy working out, which then helps with my obsession of Gummy Bears and Gummy candy.