Owner of Inside-Out Family Chiropractic & Brightside Cafe & Deli
Volunteer: (CEF)Child Evangelism Fellowship
What are you working on now?
Brightside has seen a significant increase in the need for Feed it Forward Meals and increased difficulty with our Feed it Forward guests. We have had to get creative with some new ideas, but the most important thing for me is my team’s safety and well-being. At Inside-Out Family Chiropractic, we are doing an Undie 5,000 Diaper fundraiser for Her Health Women’s center. We hope to gather 5,000 size 2-4 diapers for the center.
What is your vision for the future?
Sioux City has a lot to offer. More and more people are looking for the Big Town feel Sioux City has. We may not have all the entertainment options other cities offer, but with our complete riverfront remodel and our growing downtown area, we are about to have a major makeover. I think Sioux City will become more attractive to people tired of the big city living. I would like to see more businesses come downtown to drive more tourism, but more people live downtown than ever in my lifetime.
What would you like to see happen in Siouxland?
Expansion and growth are things I see coming to Sioux City. I would love to see new businesses, entertainment venues, and growth in our music scene happen in Sioux City. My biggest hope is for more people to invest in our youth. Let’s get more after-school programs and classes for kids that can’t afford them. By investing in our youth, we can really change the trajectory of our community.
What are you doing to make that happen?
I am currently on the board of CEF Child Evangelism Fellowship, which offers after-school programs inside elementary schools. CEF can provide a safe environment for kids to hang out and learn about Jesus after school. CEF also sets up 5-day clubs like VBS Vacation Bible Schools. CEF can set up 5-day clubs in schools, churches, or even the local park or family home. I would like to get involved with other organizations like Youth for Christ or sports leagues, but I haven’t been able to make it fit into my already busy schedule.
How can people help you make that happen?
I get a lot of support from my community. Brightside Cafe is still around through a pandemic because of local support. Inside-Out Family Chiropractic has a very loyal base. I just ask for continued support and help us reach more people. Invite out-of-town family and friends to Brightside, or if someone needs Chiropractic care, refer them to my clinic. More support will help me leverage my time more and allow me to impact my community more.
What quote or saying inspires you?
1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.”