Earned and Honorary Degrees
MEd Adult Education Administration, Western Washington University
BS Mathematics, Lewis & Clark College
Although I have lived in 10 states and 4 countries over the course of my life so far, I have settled in northern Wisconsin on the Bad River reservation where my father (an enrolled member) was raised and much of my family still resides. Because I traveled so much when I was young, I developed an interest and curiosity in people, places, and cultures.
I have worked in higher education for about 25 years, including colleges in the Pacific/Inland Northwest and Wisconsin.
I am committed to student access, learning, and success.
Northland's emphasis on experiential learning, sustainability, and the environment offers something unique in higher education that not only benefits the students, staff, and faculty but also their communities.
I look forward to being a part of the Northland community.
Over the years I have worked to support students in many different ways including tutoring, mentoring, advising, providing workshops on student success, and exposure to various cultural events and activities.
I look forward to encouraging the unique potential of each student and supporting them on their journey to achieve their goals.
One of my favorite summer activities is walking west on the southern shore of Lake Superior on a sunny afternoon to spot agates glimmering in the sunshine.
I also enjoy gardening, beekeeping, picking berries, and food preservation. I am always on the hunt for interesting recipes to try.
Other hobbies include beading, knitting, crocheting, quilting, reading, and downhill skiing.