I have been with Circle K for 14 years and in the Convenience Store world for over 30 years. Whether it was as a Vendor, Operations, or on the Marketing side of the business, I have had the opportunity to touch many facets of this everchanging world. I began my journey with Circle K on the Operations side and gradually moved to Franchise. Once coming to the Franchise world 6 years ago, I have been a Category Manager and responsible for Candy and Snacks for the last 5 years. I have found that building great relationships, both internally and with vendors and distributors, makes us part of a team. And being willing to take measured risks helps make us all more successful year over year. On my personal side I have been married to my best friend for the last 32 years. Yes, we met in high school and really did meet at band camp. Together we have two wonderful kids and in 2023 I became a grandparent for the first time. We make our home in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, where we have been since 1995 (there was a small detour to Oklahoma for a few years when I joined the Circle K Team). With our free time we love to travel. I have been to 49 of the 50 states and hope to complete the set by visiting Alaska very soon. I have been asked numerous times where my favorite place was out of all of our travels. I would say it's a tie between Yellowstone National Park and anywhere with a great beach.