Brenda is a 1982 graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Finance. She has also continued to enhance her education through the years by taking numerous continuing education courses. Since 1982 Brenda has been involved in many areas of banking, but primarily has focused on agricultural banking. She is currently Dubois County Soil and Water Board of Supervisors Chair and a member of the St. Anthony 800 Club. Brenda was named in the list of 1983 Outstanding Young Women of America and was a finalist for the Athena Award in 2013 and 2014. She was the first female member, vice president, and president of the Holland Kiwanis Club, and she was also the first female Dubois County Soil and Water Conservation District Board Supervisor, Vice Chair, and Chair. Brenda spends her free time helping her husband with their farming operation in Dubois and Perry Counties raising grain and hogs. She also has a taxidermy business with her spouse.