I moved to Menasha in the 1980s after my father, a house mover, moved a house across the lake from Oshkosh for us to live in. It was a unique entry to the Fox Valley, but one I am grateful for. Despite leaving to pursue travel and further my education, I have lived in the Neenah/Menasha area since then.
I have worked in the educational access field for most of my professional career. Helping students and families find a path to higher education is my passion. I have worked as a counselor, advisor, and financial aid administrator over the years and am currently the director of the TRIO program at UW-Fox Valley. Each year, we work with over 500 middle and high school students and their parents in the valley helping them succeed in school and motivating them to go to college.
I earned a Bachelor’s degree at UW-Oshkosh and a Masters in Counseling at Lakeland College. Serving on this board will help me give back to my community and also continue to learn about the educational opportunities available here and across the state technical college system for students and families.
My husband, Kevin and I met while attending St. Mary Central High school in Menasha. We have three children, Isabelle, Ethan and Autumn, who keep us busy with school activities, hockey and figure skating events.