Darci is a 1992 graduate from Cheylin High School in Bird City. She attended McCook Community College and the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Darci and her husband, Kale, along with their three children, Austin, Andrew and Ashlyn, moved back to Bird City in the summer of 2008. Darci started working for the Foundation in September 2008 as Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director. In March 2015, Darci had the opportunity to transition into the Foundation’s Director position.
Darci enjoys being back in her hometown and loves having her kids grow up in the rural, small-town atmosphere. She is actively involved in the community and school. Through the years she has served on the local Cougar Cub Daycare non-profit board, Tri-State Antique Engine and Thresher Association board, Bird City Public Library board, the Tri-County Leadership board and headed up the Cheylin Alumni committee.
Darci knows that it takes people to step up and volunteer their time, be hands-on and pro-active to keep progress moving forward in any community, but feels it’s especially vital for rural communities.
Andi grew up in Salida, CO and attended Colorado Mountain College. She and her husband Ryan live in St Francis and have three amazing sons: Tyler who is attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Bio Sciences- College of Bioscience, Jordan who recently graduated from Manhattan Area Technical School and Bryce who is attending Kingdom Youth Internship and Living Word Bible College. They are most definitely the light of their lives and their greatest sense of pride. After being a wife and mother, Andi enjoys being a youth leader of Switch Youth Group in St Francis. She is active in her community, her church and loves people.
Andi is thrilled to be a part of GNWKCF. Her love of Northwest Kansas and the pride in the values and support that is a way of life here are evident when engaging with her. Her passion in the area of community collaboration, youth empowerment and desire for continuing the enjoyment of life in Northwest Kansas align well with this position.