14 Sep, 2020

Angelita Garth

Data Manager

Meet and greet Angelita Garth, our new Data Manager! Angelita comes from a small town in central Iowa and went to school at Iowa State University. Passionate about statistics, she opted to study the subject and graduated with a BS in Mathematics and Statistics, followed by an MS in Statistics. She’s been married to her husband Dave for 26 years, a professor of Mathematics at Truman State University. Dave is also a volunteer mentor in Lifeline’s DadLine program. As a Data Manager, Angelita takes care of data management, data collection, and data cleaning. She is the one analyzing and drawing statistical conclusions from the surveys conducted both by Pure Freedom and Lifeline. We are delighted to have her join our team and bring her skills and talents to our mission. 

Why did you decide to work for Lifeline?

I have actually known about Lifeline for a while and my husband and I have been supporters for a number of years. When Lifeline opened a position for a Data Manager, I chose to join the team because I love working with numbers and statistics and I want people to be able to see, using hard facts, the awesome things that are happening thanks to Lifeline. That being said, I am also excited about offering tutoring services to Lifeline’s clients who are pursuing high school equivalency or higher education.

What do you like about your job?

I haven’t been here for very long but I can already affirm that I love working with like minded individuals who want to help and serve others. Of course, I am also happy to have the opportunity to use my expertise in statistics to be able to demonstrate and quantify the difference that Lifeline and Pure Freedom are making in the lives of the people in the community.

Tell us about your family!

I got married to my husband Dave in 1993 and we moved to Manhattan, Kansas for about five years while he worked on his Ph.D. We then moved to Kirksville in 2000 and have lived here ever since. He is a wonderful husband and an amazing dad to our three kids, who are now 22, 20, and 18. Since they are currently attending Truman State University, we enjoy having them in town for a little longer. I personally wasn’t ready to have an empty nest yet!

What are your hobbies?

I love to garden. My dream is to have a little acreage with a big garden and a bunch of chickens.  But until then, I’m content to work in the little garden in my backyard and the slightly larger plot of land I have at the Truman Farm Community Garden. I also just love to be outside and stay active. 

What are your goals?

My family has been my main focus for the last 20 years, but I also want to make a difference in the lives of my neighbors, church, and the community in general.