Becky is the cornerstone for the daily operations of the Institute. She began her career with the Institute in 1986, making her the Institute’s longest serving, full-time staff employee. She has been a member of the University system for forty+ years. When Becky first joined the CKWRI family, she held the position of Administrative Officer, only the second one in the history of the Institute. Her responsibilities now include the review of grant proposals and contracts, supervision of office staff, liaison between University Administration and the Institute, and special projects for the Institute Executive Director and Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Becky, a longtime Kingsville resident, has one daughter, one step-son, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. When not at the Institute, Becky enjoys sitting on her front porch visiting with neighbors and taking 'road trips' with her best friend.