I grew up in Mankato, Minnesota and earned my Bachelor os Science degree in Psychology from Mankato State University, Mankato. A few years later, while working as a graduate student, I earned my Master's Degree in Community Health from Mankato State University, Mankato . After graduation I lived and worked (and traveled) in Tokyo, Japan teaching English. When back in the states, I accepted a position at Waldorf College as the Health Promotion and Community Service Director. I later moved back to Mankato and married my husband, Jeff in 1998. I worked at Scholarship America as a Program Manager for 8 years, managing scholarship programs for companies such as Target. In 2002 our son Conner was born and after a couple years of wanting to be home more and not do daycare, I resigned my full-time position. In July 2005, I was thrilled to be offered the part-time position as the John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning Administrative Assistant. I was very excited to become part of the Gustavus community and be working on a college campus again. I enjoy volunteering at Conner's school, managing my Etsy Shop, The Quilted Creek, traveling, scrapbooking, quilting, and spending time with family and friends.
Master's Degree (Community Health) from Minnesota State University, Mankato and Bachelor of Science (Psychology) from Minnesota State Univerity, Mankato