PhD Capella University, Psychology
MFT Capella University, Marriage and Family Therapy
BS University of WI-Superior, Psychology
I was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Naples, Florida. I moved to Hayward, Wisconsin, when I was in high school and graduated from Hayward High School. I began my undergraduate degree from UW-Milwaukee and was a research assistant in a psychopharmacology lab while working on my psychology degree.
I had my first son in 1998 when my husband and I moved back to Hayward to raise our family. I had two more sons and decided to finish my degrees. Once I completed my undergraduate I went on to obtain my masters and PhD while working in the counseling field. I was a therapist and facilitator for a day treatment program for years and was a school based therapist for the LCO Ojibwe school for ten years.
Currently I am the behavioral health director for the Lac Courte Oreilles tribe, I love this job! I have also been teaching within the counseling and psychology fields since 2009.
Northland offers a great education to its students. It has a mission to educate the students to their highest capacity. I love the psychological field and want to teach it to the students who are working towards their degrees and can use this education to grow in their futures.
I have taught psychology and counseling classes. I really enjoy teaching them both.
I really work to understand my students and their needs.
I enjoy taking my dog for walks, attending my son's hockey games and traveling.