St. Norbert College, B.A. (Psychology)

Mankato State University M.S. (Counseling & Student Personnel)

Indiana University Ph.D. (Educational Leadership & Policy Studies)

Why I support the JPII mission:

I was educated at a Catholic, college-prep high school and I am drawn to help others recognize how this experience was foundational to everything that I have done in my career. I also specialized as a professor in the development between adolescence and adulthood.

About my previous experiences:

Chief Operational Officer – Pacific Lutheran University; Provost | Vice President of Academic Affairs – Saint Martin’s University; Dean of Education & Counseling – Saint Martin’s University; Professor in Leadership & Higher Education & Student Affairs master’s & doctoral programs – University of Saint Thomas

I hail from:

I was born in Rhinelander, WI and grew up in Wisconsin and Illinois.

In my spare time:

I love to travel, read, walk, and experience the beauty of the PNW. I also enjoy time with my extended family – my mother lives with me, and I have several nieces and nephews who have their families here in Washington.