Pepper joined the NCRPC staff as receptionist and accounts receivable clerk in 2004. In 2008, she was named office manager. Pepper is involved with all aspects of office accounting and general office management, in addition to serving as the personnel officer. She also manages the Low-Income Tax Credit properties overseen by the NCRPC in North Central Kansas. Pepper attended the University of Kansas with an emphasis in biology and life sciences prior to returning home to help operate two family-owned businesses in Beloit. She was involved with those businesses for about nine years before joining NCRPC.