Omaha Field Office
I joined the FBI in 2019. I currently work on the Child Exploitation Human Trafficking Task Force, where I coordinate with state and local partners to protect our most vulnerable victims.
What drew you to the FBI?
I came to FBI from another federal agency. The FBI has embraced me and my family. I am able to have a work/family balance that is sustainable. I was also drawn to the wide variety of opportunities to move up or to investigate different types of cases.
What is the best career or life advice you’ve been given?
Make sure that when you retire and you walk out of the FBI doors, there is someone there waiting for you. Don’t work so much and bury yourself in the job that you miss out on family and life.
Who made a difference in your career? How?
My training agent, retired Special Agent Jeff Tarpinian, made such an impact on my career.
He took me under his wing and really made me who I am. His hard work and compassion for the job made such a difference. He showed me how a true agent investigates and does great things. I hope I can continue to make him proud.
What does it mean to make room at the table? Why does it matter?
Making room at the table means there is always room for more ideas and suggestions. We all come from different backgrounds and have different perspectives. It is important to think outside the box and obtain new and different ways of tackling cases. It matters because the “table” should represent our community and those inside of it.