Wendy is a graduate of Kent State University, receiving her undergraduate degree in Individual and Family Studies. She received her Master of Science and Social Administration from Case Western Reserve in Social Administration.
 
Wendy started at Pathway Caring for Children as an intern working with therapeutic foster children. After her internship, and graduation from Kent State, she was soon hired at Pathway as a full time case manager. As a case manager, she maintained a caseload of 15 to 17 foster children.  This job consisted of working with foster parents and foster children to get the children connected to appropriate services and to work on behavior management plans.
 
Wendy was then promoted to Intake Director after 5 years as a case manager. As intake director she was responsible for taking referrals from surrounding county agencies and finding matching foster homes.
 
The next position Wendy had with Pathway was Foster Care Director. In this position she was responsible for the entire foster care program.
 
In 2009 Wendy became Chief Service Officer. In this position she oversaw all Service Programs including Foster Care, Mental Health, Post Adoption and Group Living.
 
In 2012 Wendy became Executive Director of Pathway Caring for Children. Wendy is also a graduate of Leadership Stark County Signature Program, 27th class and is a member of North Canton Rotary.
 
Wendy is married and has a daughter who is 16, they reside in North Canton.