Meet the 2023-2024 Board
Jen is an Army spouse of 13 years. She holds a Bachelor’s in Public Relations and a Masters in Human Resource Management from West Virginia University and works as a People Partner for Google. She has a passion for supporting service members and military spouses in their transition to private sector careers. Jen’s advice to scholarship recipients is to recognize the resiliency you’ve developed while supporting your service member. Lean on those skills to be bold and courageous as you navigate your education! This year is Jen’s second serving on the CSF board.
Allie is an army spouse of 16 years. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a focus on Math and English. Allie has a passion for connecting with others and building community wherever she lives. Allie’s advice to scholarship recipients is to strive to find a balance between work and fun. Put yourself out there and try new things - that’s how you grow! This is Allie’s first year serving on the CSF board.
Emily is an Active Duty Soldier of 19+ years, an Army spouse, and mother to two boys. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from the University of Maryland and a Master’s in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle. She currently works in the Brigade Aviation Element for 2ABCT, 1ID on Fort Riley. Emily’s advice is to pay it forward when you can, try new things, and never make the same mistake twice. This is Emily’s first year serving on the CSF board.
Sarah Joos is a retired Army spouse of 16 years. She holds a Master’s in Family and Human Studies from Kansas State University. She has a passion for helping make connections with the military and surrounding communities and is currently working for USD 475. Sarah’s advice to scholarship applicants is that it is never too late to follow your dreams. This is Sarah’s first year serving on the CSF board.
Kimberly is an Army spouse of 22 years. She holds Bachelors in Business Administration from American InterContinental University. She has a passion for training & development and serving her community through health and wellness initiatives. Kimberly's advice to scholarship recipients is never forget how special and gifted you are. Share your story and inspire those around you. This is Kimberly’s first year serving on the CSF board.
Lynda is an Army spouse of 26 years. She holds Bachelors in Anthropology and American History from Randolph-Macon Women's College.
She has a passion for the outdoors and serving her community, soldiers and their families. Lynda's advice to scholarship recipients is to
use whatever adversity comes your way to make you the best version of yourself. This will be Lynda's second year serving on the CSF board.
Annette Wiggins was an Army spouse for 34 years with her husband, LTG(R) Perry Wiggins. They made the decision to retire to the Flint Hills region after Perry commanded 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley though it took a few years to get back here. She has volunteered at each level of command from Company level to Theater level command. Presently she is the Recording Secretary in PEO, Treasurer in Lady Troopers of Junction City, worship team at church, and ambassador/ liaison for CSFGFR. Her greatest accomplishment is being Mimi to 6 beautiful grandchildren.
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