Alison was born and raised in rural Iowa. She has held several Management positions within the retail industry over the years. Alison transitioned into the Field of Banking in 2008 for Grinnell State Bank. She now provides leadership across the company as the Executive Director and Chief Operations Officer. She attended and completed her Grad school program in Aug. of 2016 at the Graduate School of Banking, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Alison’s family is a top priority for her as well, having three children. She places an importance on volunteering and giving back. She is currently a member of the Iowa Bankers Association Advisory Board for Human Resources and a member of the Graduate School of Banking/Madison Advisory Board.
In Feb. of 2017 she traveled to Honduras with a mission group to reach out and share God’s beauty and grace. They spent time providing medical care, building churches and rebuilding schools. She were also part of a team of physicians and nurses working in the only hospital in Honduras providing free services to those in need. This was an unbelievable experience that changed her life forever.
In Sept. of 2017 she made the decision to bring a 15 year old foreign exchange student from Vietnam in to their home and family. At the time, she was a single mother with three children of her own. This was not an easy experience as there were challenges from all sides. However, the most amazing beauty came from this. She gained a daughter. Her children gained a sibling. Their family was extended! They all found love for one another that only God could provide and sustain!
In July of 2018 when she received a message from Jason and she could see God at work in her heart again! She had been praying about her next step in life and could see Him opening up the door for an opportunity with On Eagle's Wings Farm. As she began to learn more about the vision and dream of the farm, her heart became full and she was ready to fully commit to doing whatever she could to help the children and families that would be a part of this ministry.