Annette focuses primarily on serving the Springfield metropolitan area. She comes to Extension with a decade of programing experience in the Springfield community. She has resided in Sangamon County for the past 10 years working for the Springfield Park District. While there, she oversaw all the special needs, inclusive, and adaptive programs for ages 4 to 100. Annette is also a 4-H alumna, having participated in 4-H as a youth.