Vickie began her career in 1976 right out of high school and worked at a local bank for seven and a half years as teller, bookkeeper, trainer and in marketing. She began at Ohio State in the Noble County office of OSU Extension on 3/3/1993 for 19 hours per week. She was then asked to work an additional 12 hours per week at the region office supporting the nine-county EFNEP pilot in February 1994. In December 1995, she interviewed and was hired in the EFNEP job at 75% FTE, leaving the county position. She since has worked on 'soft dollars' for many years on special projects such as: the Learning Center and taught many computer classes and wrote manuals for the classes; OSU Income Tax Schools from 2005 to 2012; and supported region specialists in several areas. In the restructure of 2004, Vickie had a title change to "Office Associate" and has taken the route of financial work for the district, region and now Operations in the Caldwell office. Vickie has trained many new staff; and since 2017, she has served as an Operations fiscal liaison to Section 'C' of the state.
Reporting to the director of OSU Extension Operations and working with the fiscal officer on projects such as journal entries, bank reconciliation, fiscal updates, webpages, eReports, and PCards; manages the Operations Caldwell office and volunteer work with Ask an Expert.
Living in rural Noble County with husband, Rick and farms on her family farm with her three grown sons; Travis (Whitney), Justin (Ashley) and Derick (Megan); and never enough time with grandkids Carrick, Cahlen, Carlyle and Colston.