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.
Joan has been with the Jaycees of the Quad Cities since 2013. She joined the Bridal Expo Committee in 2014 and has co-chaired the event, which is the chapter’s largest fundraiser, for the past 3 years. Prior to 2019, she had a short stint on the Board as Vice President of Community Development in 2016 and was awarded the Jaycees of the Quad Cities Top Member in 2014 and 2016. She was also awarded Most Outstanding Member by JCI Iowa in 2016.
Joan is the Director of Sales for Visit Quad Cities. She works to bring economic development to the Quad Cities by bringing new conventions, meetings, reunions, and sporting events. In her free time, she loves to volunteer at community events, read, and run 5ks. She lives in Davenport with her husband, James, and their two boys, Carson (5) and Miles (2).
Andy first joined the Jaycees not long after he moved to Princeton, Illinois for a new job in 2011. Being a new resident of town, he wanted to meet people his age since he didn't know anyone. Andy grew to really enjoy being a Jaycee and has always enjoyed volunteering and being active in the community. In Princeton, he served on the board as Vice President of Individual Development and enjoyed being on the board. Andy spent five years in the Princeton Jaycees and loved it. Really enjoyed grilling at the home football games and the annual sandbox fill. After deciding to take a new job in the Quad Cities in late 2015, Andy learned about the Jaycees of the Quad Cities chapter when he heard a radio commercial about Brew HaHa in 2016. Andy has been a member ever since and is serving on the board as the Vice President of Management.
Andy works as an Environmental Health Specialist (health inspector) for the City of Moline. He inspect any establishments that have food (restaurants, schools, bars, gas stations, etc.). In his free time, Andy likes to bike, hike, golf, and do yard work. He also has a new house and does the occasional house projects. Andy is a big fan of the Bears, Blackhawks, and White Sox. Thankfully, the Bears are doing well but otherwise, he would not have a lot to cheer about from those teams in recent years.
Nikki joined the Cedar Rapids Jaycees in fall 2015 and served as the 2016 chair of the Emergency Services Personnel BBQ and co-chair of the Festival of Trees. In 2016, she became a dual member of JCI Johnson County and served as the chapter president for 2016 and 2017, rebuilding the chapter. Nikki also served as the Director of the Field of Screams and the Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt. She has served on the Iowa Jaycees state board as the Director of Marketing. Nikki joined the Quad City chapter in 2018 and will be the 2019 Vice President of Marketing.
Nikki works as an Operations Analyst at RSM US, LLP in Davenport, Iowa. Her primary focus is in the Technology and Management Consulting practice. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her boyfriend, Harvey, and dog, Bella, volunteer, work on her antique business and spend time with family and friends. She also enjoys staying active by traveling, taking Bella to the dog park, gardening, being in the great outdoors and visiting family across the country.