Meet the 2019 Jaycees Board
Nicki joined the Quad Cities Jaycees in the fall of 2016 and jumped right in attending and volunteering for several events in her first few months. This commitment resulted in her being selected to the 2017 board as VP of Marketing. In addition to serving as the VP of Marketing in 2017, she served on the Brew Ha Ha Committee as well as volunteered for Jaycees Bridal Expo and Hand-in-Hand’s Chili Cook off. She also received the honor of being voted the Chapter’s Rookie of the Year. In 2018, Nicki served as the VP of Membership and took time off from the Brew Ha Ha Committee as she planned her wedding. She is excited to work as your 2019 President, along with your newly elected board, to develop our Chapter in numbers and as individuals while connecting us to our vibrant community.
Nicki works as a Sales Manager for Visit Quad Cities, where she gets to share the love of her community with visitors that she is trying to bring to the Quad Cities for Group Tours, Meetings & Conventions and Sporting Events. She loves being able to empower community members and increase the Economic Development of our region through her work. She is a loving wife to a hardworking man Tim, mother of an active teenager Dayton, Godmother to 4 awesome kids Jayden, Carter, Beau and Bella and a fur momma to two spoiled cats Midnight and Addison. She is a loyal Cubs fan (can you tell with a cat named Addison?) and enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, traveling, attending sporting events, volunteering, creating Essential Oil concoctions, kayaking and camping.
Dani joined the Davenport/Quad Cities Jaycees in 2013 and has served as Secretary, VP of Individual Development, and VP of Marketing. Additionally, she has co-chaired the Jaycees Bridal Expo for the last three years while participating in various other committees and events.
Dani teaches 8th grade English in West Liberty, Iowa. In her free time, she likes to spend time cycling with her friends, crafting, reading with her dog, Packy, and hedgehog, Willow. She also enjoys staying active by traveling, gardening, hiking, and taking on new adventures.
Lindsey A. Garrison is your 2019 VP of Membership, and held VP of Individual Development in 2018. She co-chaired the 2018 Brew Ha Ha committee, and her efforts in the 2017 committee as well as in other events earned her 2017 Rookie of the Year.
Lindsey graduated from Central Community High School in DeWitt, Iowa, is a US Army Veteran, holds an AA in Criminal Justice and a BA in General Studies with minors in Sociology and Women's Studies. She completed a MS in Health Sciences from Western Illinois - Quad Cities in 2 years, then 37 credits towards a MS in Educational & Interdisciplinary Studies. She is also a Certified Massage Therapist and lives in Davenport, Iowa, with her two cats, Jules and Vincent. Lindsey works full-time as a Job Coach for Goodwill of the Heartland and occasionally teaches at Blackhawk College in Moline, Illinois. She is a devoted Chicago Cubs, and Iowa Hawkeye football fan. She is passionate about social justice and human rights, and in her free time you can find Lindsey attending events with the Quad Cities Women's Outdoor Club, at local breweries or at local music venues such as Codfish Hallow Barnstormers and Triple Crown Whiskey and Raccoon Motel.