Hollie was hired to launch Ottumwa Leadership Academy as its Executive Director in 2012. Hollie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Central College and has a wealth of experience in leadership, strategic planning, marketing, public relations, and public speaking. She is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and a certified Speaker, Trainer, Coach with the John Maxwell Team. Additionally, Hollie has a certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University. Prior to joining Ottumwa Leadership Academy, Hollie was the Program Director for the Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center at Ottumwa Regional Health Center. Additional roles held earlier in her career include Communication Coordinator at Ottumwa Regional Health Center, Public Relations Coordinator at William Penn University, and Chamber Director for the Albia Area Chamber of Commerce. Hollie and her husband Dan have two children; Jessica and Carson.