Lynette is an Omaha native who grew up in the Fontenelle area of North Omaha. After graduating from Benson High School, she attended Bahner College of Hairstyling and received her license in both cosmetology and barbering in 1997. She has also worked in telemarketing, compensation and benefits, and human resources before pursuing opportunities in higher education.
Lynette joined Bellevue University in 2003 and earned her undergraduate degree in marketing (2006) and her graduate degree in leadership (2012). During her tenure of more than 16 years with the university, she worked as a coordinator, admissions counselor, undergraduate admissions manager, high school manager and relationship manager. She took advantage of further connecting with the North Omaha community by serving on several boards, mentoring more than 100 middle school girls and serving as a volunteer for other nonprofit organizations.
She currently serves on the board of the North Omaha Community Care Council helping to drive their mission and accomplish fundraising goals and works with the SAVE Program to connect underserved youth with opportunities to be successful students and active individuals. Lynette also teaches professional development courses at the Women’s Center for Advancement with a focus on interview skills, resume building and transferrable skills.
Her love of people, education and providing valuable training to women and girls is evident in the work she does. She shares a home with her boyfriend in the metro area and is heavily invested in her family.