I was born and raised in Indianapolis and am a graduate of Carmel High School. After majoring in Computer Science at Ball State University, I got my first job as a Tape Librarian for American United Life.
Two years later, I accepted a position with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in Operations and Networking. I was enrolled in their OPD program and completed 33 classes ranging from Networking to Programming.
My proudest accomplishment in my career was being selected by Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) after they did a nationwide search for two people in each state to oversee and manage the air traffic control systems upgrades. As the Indianapolis Operations Lead, I was sent to Atlantic City for 2.5 month training. Shortly after starting with CSC, I got married and had two wonderful children, Brad (now 24) and Olivia (now 21).
Over the next few years I continued to advance my career at CSC, including switching positions at the FAA to another project at DFAS. While there I was recruited by Digicomp Research, a subcontractor for IBM. Digicomp was an independent testing group and I accepted their offer as the on-site Manager.
Shortly thereafter I was hired by USA Group now called Sallie Mae, as a Systems Analyst. It is there that I spent my last 9 years in the corporate world.
During my 20+ year career in IT I was dreaming of owning my own business. Raising my family, however, was most important to me and with that came fiscal conservation. I was active as a parent and involved myself in their activities where I could. While serving time volunteering to be an Assistant Girl Scout Leader, I offered to hold a fund raiser for extra activity money. It was that fund raiser that taught me how successful I could be as an entrepreneur. My idea for the event raised so much money that I was reprimanded by Girl Scout Headquarters, and was told that a single troop was not allowed to have that much money in their account.
After my children were grown and on their own, I found my opportunity to start my own business, an IT recruiting company that I named LK Sourcing, Inc. With much encouragement and assistance from two state employees, Andrea Connell and Marti Chestovich, I was granted my WBE certification in 2009. By early 2010 I had placed my first contractor. Since that time, LK Sourcing, Inc. has continued to grow month over month. I have secured contracts in both the public and private sectors, and now place both IT and Administrative resources.