Earned and Honorary Degrees
BS '16 Hospitality and Tourism Management, Northern Illinois University
AAS '02 Hospitality and Tourism Management, Fox Valley Technical College
I lived in Erie, PA until I was 16 when my parents moved our family to Stevens Point, WI where I graduated high school. I consider myself a Wisconsinite! I worked in hotels for over 15 years, mostly in guest service. I love meeting people and hearing their stories. I earned my BS as a nontraditional student while my husband was earning his PHD at NIU (2017). We then moved to Arkansas in 2018 and we both worked at a university there. He was an English instructor and I worked in the University Foundation. We found ourselves moving back to the Midwest unexpectedly this fall when the university eliminated over 80 faculty positions (including my husband) among other drastic changes. He now teaches at Gogebic Community College and we live in Ironwood.
I loved working in higher education especially in Advancement. I am grateful that Northland had an opening!
I ran the 2020 Little Rock Half Marathon right before everything shut down for covid! I love thrift store shopping and especially finding mid-century decor. I love hiking and photography. My husband Andrew and I have a 9 year old 16lb cat named Otis (named after Otis Redding).