Reece and Nichols
Realtor, Licensed in Missouri & Kansas
August, 2011 to present
Greater KC Realty
Realtor, Licensed in Kansas
June, 2011 to August, 2011
Kenlie LLC (Property Management Co)
July, 2005 to 2012
Webster University, Kansas City, Missouri – M.A., Marketing, (with honors, 2004).
Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas – B.B.A., (with honors, 1997).
The Shawnee Dispatch
Featured in “Adoption finds Platform in Pageants”, July 20, 2011.
Johnson County Sun Publications
Featured in “Mrs. Kansas International Recruits Foster Families”, May 4, 2011.
Town Hall Meeting with Diane Sawyer
Foster Children and Medication, ABC News 20/20 Airdate TBA, 2011.
The Shawnee Dispatch
Featured in “Mrs. Kansas Goes to Chicago”, July 20, 2011.
The Shawnee Dispatch
Featured in “Foster Mom is Crowned Mrs. Kansas International”, March 20, 2011.
Lawrence/Douglas County Kansas Housing Authority
Landlord of the Year Nominee, 2011.
Kansas City Business Journal
Women Who Mean Business Nominee, 2011.
Fitness Model Tall, Placed 7th in Top 10, 2011.
United Way of Greater Kansas City
Featured in “Experience the Art of Giving” Annual Kick off Drive, 2010.
Kids & Fitness, Junior League 2010
Featured in the Kids & Fitness issue of Inside Scoop, August, 2010.
Kansas City Business Magazine
Influential Women of 2010 (March issue).
CityLine (a local magazine for the City of Shawnee)
Shawnee Family An article focusing on bringing awareness to foster/adoption. (Spring/Summer 2010).
Author, “Doers, Donators and Door Openers – Volunteering in your Community”, published in numerous publications and speaking engagements.
Mrs. International Pageant
Mrs. Kansas, 2011.
Mrs. USBeauty Pageant
Mrs. Kansas, 2010.
Mrs. Kansas America
Mrs. Shawnee, Kansas America 2010.
2nd RU 2010.
Community Service Award.
Career Achievement Award.
Contestants Choice Award.
Mrs. Missouri America
Mrs. Lake of the Ozarks, 2009.
United Way of Kansas City
Ambassador, 2008 to present;
Women’s Leadership Council, 2005 to present;
Certification Committee, Family & Neighborhoods, 2004 to present;
Allocation Committee Review Chair, Finance 2008 to present;
Women of United Way, 2009 to present;
Member, Allocation Committee, 2004 to present;
Member, First Young Leaders Association, 2004 to present.
Junior League of Kansas City
Healthy U Chair, 2011-2012;
Benefactor Step-Up Chair, 2011-2013;
Nominating Committee, 2010-2011;
Co-Chair, Action Team 2009-2010;
New Member Advisor, 2009-2010;
Community Action Award, 2008 (Junior League’s Highest Honor);
Step Up Co-Chair, Action Team 2008-2009;
Operation Breakthrough, 2007-2008, Volunteer Chair;
Photography Chair, 2006-2007;
Print/Graphics Chair, 2006-2007.
CASA of Jackson County, Missouri
Member, Executive Board of Directors, 2006-present;
First Vice President, Executive Board of Directors, 2009-2010;
Secretary, Executive Board of Directors, 2007- 2009;
Board of Directors, 2005-present;
Co-Chair Carnival for CASA, 2008;
ReStart Inc of Kansas City, Missouri
Board of Directors, 2010-present;
Live Auction Chair, revUp, 2009 to present.
Westside Family Church, Lenexa, Kansas
Advisory Committee, Homeless Children in Wyandotte and Johnson Counties.
Real Estate Associations
Member, National Association of Realtors
Member, Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors
Member, Missouri Association of Realtors
Member, Kansas Association of Realtors
Member, Heartland MLS
Professional Fund Raising
United Way of Kansas City, Ambassador (raised $4,700,000);
Boys & Girls Club of Kansas City, 2009 (raised $650,000);
CASA (raised $282,000);
ReStart, Kansas City, 2009-2011 (raised $368,000).
Appointments by the State of Kansas
Region 7 Vice President, National Foster Parent Association 2011;
President, Kansas Foster and Adoptive Parent Association 2010 to 2012;
Region 2 Director for Kansas Foster and Adoptive Parent Association, 2008-present;
Legally Appointed Guardian by the Supreme Court of Kansas (currently representing 3 wards of the State);
Child Advocate for the State of Kansas, 2007-present (currently representing 4 children);
Foster Family of the Year, The Farm Inc. 2008;
Member, National Foster Parent Association, 2008-present.