Tessa was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas and moved to Bloomington-Normal in 2014. Prior to relocating in the twin cities, Tessa attended Wichita State University and earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sport Management. Tessa is the Director of Marketing/Membership Engagement at the Bloomington-Normal YMCA. In her role, she leads a customer-centered member services team, actively seeks ways to forge relationships with those connected to the Y, provides marketing support to the organization and assists members and participants in achieving their goals. Tessa is a graduate of the 2016 Leadership McLean County class and serves as the Marketing Chair for the YMCA Professionals Network Peer Communities. She enjoys traveling, being active, spending time with friends and family and finding new ways to get involved in the community.