Meet My Counselor
Where are you from? The grassy plains of Iowa. My house is in the corner of my grandpa’s cornfield. I grew up playing in the cow pasture and racing sticks in the creek. The best pet I ever had was Buddy the Raccoon. No, she was not imaginary.
What activities were you involved with at JBU? I spent 2 ½ years going to jail when I was enrolled at JBU. The jail ministry was very important to my personal and spiritual development. I was a part of the Club Rugby team, and fell in love with the barbarian game played by gentlemen. I also took part in several student productions, my favorite part being an irreverent Romeo in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).
Major in college? B&T (known to those outside of the Academy as Biblical and Theological Studies)
Why are you working at JBU? I am enthusiastic about things that I really, really like. JBU is right up there with grapefruit and Patsy Cline on my list of favorite things. There’s no recruiting or admissions process for fruit, and Pasty Cline is dead.
What is your favorite thing to do in NWA? Biking and thrifting around Siloam and Fayetteville.
Favorite movies? The Prestige and anything with Humphrey Bogart.
Favorite books? The Hobbit, An Arsonists Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England, Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, A Grief Observed, To Kill a Mocking Bird, The Bell Jar, and Wise Blood.
What's one word or phrase that describes you? “Our scars remind us that the past is real” or “Am I a man, or am I a muppet?”
What quick advice would you give an incoming JBU student? Tell your mom that you love her, and don’t go home until Fall Break.
Describe your family: 6 kids + 2 parents + cornfields = creative expression