I have been a licensed barber since 1985.
Originally, I was licensed in cosmetology and barbering, but I found that I enjoyed barbering more, so I only keep that license current. I enjoy spoiling my clients. I can give my customers whatever haircut they’d like, but I enjoy flat tops the most. And I love it when my clients ask for a shave. You don’t see that happening everyday in a salon full of women, or even in many barbershops, anymore!
People are surprised to learn that I am a former Marine and that I served over two years as a jet engine mechanic working on engines for the CH-53 Stallions.
When I moved to Atchison in 2003, I wanted to get back into barbering on a regular basis. I called the barbershops in town and no one was interested in taking on a new barber. After meeting Sandy at a Bible study, she expressed an interest in licensing Sunsetters as a barbershop.
My proudest career moment, came early in my career. My instructor called me after my state boards to tell me that not only had I scored top in my class, but I had the highest score from the group taking the state boards, at that time.
If I couldn’t work as a barber, I have no idea what I would do. I’ve worked many jobs over the years, but none have made me as happy as barbering does. I love seeing my regular clients, but I also love meeting new customers.
I am a wife, mother of two beautiful daughters, and grandmother to two wonderful boys. When I’m not at the salon, I enjoy riding my mustang, Arwen and spending time with my family. Lately, my husband and I have enjoyed going to the theatre, and to the opera.