Jen and Alex
Jen grew up in Madison, SD, while I was born and raised in Yankton. We met while attending the University of South Dakota and took advantage of the area’s recreation opportunities, often coming to Yankton to go the beach, boat, or golf with friends and family. I was even fortunate enough to participate in a Therapy internship at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital during my undergraduate years.
After finishing graduate school in Iowa, Jen moved to Yankton to pursue an administrative fellowship at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital. I finished up my Occupational Therapy degree at the University of South Dakota and soon moved back to join Jen in my hometown.
A favorite memory of living in Yankton is proposing to Jen on the pedestrian bridge, and later celebrating with friends and family outside the Ice House. We were married in October and currently live in Creighton, NE, where Jen is the CEO of Avera Creighton Hospital and Care Centre.
I work as an Occupational Therapist at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton. Avera has provided countless opportunities for career growth and exploration in a town and area that we both enjoy. Avera has provided me the opportunity to work in a variety of settings, including my favorite of outpatient pediatrics. Since moving to Creighton in late 2013 we have enjoyed becoming acquainted with northeast Nebraska and all it has to offer while easily staying connected with family and friends in Yankton, Madison, Sioux Falls, and Omaha.
Our location gives us easy access to lakes, camping, kayaking, intramural sports, golf and other activities in both Nebraska and South Dakota, but it really is the people that make the Greater Yankton area a great place to work and live! We also love spending time going to local restaurants with friends and family.