Our Leadership Team
Although we would love to list all of the people who guide and lead this organization on a daily basis through their support and encouragement, we just wanted to tell you a little bit about our leadership team.
Founding Member, President & Treasurer
I was introduced to the Highland Games through my husband and his friend when they took a chance to try something new to become more active. Hesitant at first, I was convinced in 2018 to take the field. I was immediately amazed at the community that surrounded the athletes. In 2020, I had a crazy idea. What if I made patches and handed them out to just connect women who throw to each other and encourage new throwers? I mulled this idea over and over. I attended a local game the follwing year that enabled me to cross paths with throwers I had previously thrown with at Masters World Championships in Arizona. During a long hot day of throwing I told them all about my "crazy idea." They loved it and wanted to be involved. We brainstormed in the following weeks and settled on a name and design. Our goal was simple, we need to grow the involvement of women in the Highland Games. I would spend my own money and buy 300 patches that we hoped to give away in four or five years. It took one game for Nationals to see that this organization and the power of the Sisterhood was much bigger than we had imagined. I am so excited for the future of the SOHT!
I currently reside in Texas with my family. I love being creative, reading and learning! I have a Bachelors in Sports Management from Texas A&M University, a Masters of Instructional Design & Technology from West Texas A&M, and an "almost done with" MBA from Tarleton State University.
Founding Member & Vice President
Founding Member and VP of Operations
As I was planning my retirement from the Air Force, I began looking for a community that had the same comradery. I found Battle Born Athletics in Southern Nevada and started practicing in 2018. Every game I have attended is an experience that I am truly grateful for. The heritage, the people, and the sense of family are unrivaled and keep me wanting more. In the early summer of 2020, I had the privilege of competing with Jo Barron and Jen Taylor; out of that competition, the Sisterhood was born, and I became VP of Operations. I am involved in planning and strategizing for the SOHT. I also collaborate with many athletic directors and societies to promote women's presence within the Highland games. I feel it is mportant to promote and encourage young women to visit a field and participate. I am looking forward to the next season to see see some of those young women throw.
Founding Member & Secretary