Congratulations to Joey for being named 2014 TOYO (Ten Outstanding Young Omahans) Recipient.
Tell us about your family?
I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Adam, for 17 years. We have 5 kids: Jack 15, Lucy 14, Vivien 11, Jay 10, Eddie 9. We are a foster family and three of our kids were adopted from the foster system.
Of course I have pets J We have Tex, a dog I brought home from an ultrasound training class in Texas, Tinkerbell, a Chihuahua a client begged me to take, and Scarlett, a cat we were given to take care of when she was 3 days old.
I grew up in Omaha until the beginning of high school, when we moved to Salina, Kansas.
College: Kansas State for both undergrad and veterinary school
Sorority: Delta Delta Delta
Job/Business: Owner and veterinarian at Ridgeview Animal Hospital, owner at Walnut Creek Veterinary Clinic
Why did you join the Junior League?
I joined the Junior League of Omaha to learn more about agencies serving the Omaha community and to become an active volunteer.
What was your favorite placement and why?
I have loved both of my committees! I became very involved in A Book of My Own as a new member and continued on that committee for two active years. I love the busy work and the impact it has on individual lives in our community. Now on Done-In-A-Day, it is great to get out in the community and do work! I feel I have been placed right where I belong all of my years in the League so far.