B.A., University of Colorado, Spanish, 1990
I was born in Brooklyn, New York, and moved to Colorado when I was five years old. I attended public school, graduating from high school in 1985. My parents and my brothers and sisters-in-law live in Denver. I discovered Colorado’s amazing outdoor sports in my late thirties, and I’m still hooked. I love animals. I love people. I love nature. I love traveling. I’m so happy to live in Gunnison!
How did you discover Western?
I grew up in Colorado. I have been visiting close friends in Gunnison for 15 years. I love cycling and skiing and paddle boarding, so I’m in the right place!
What are some of the highlights of your career?
I was a classroom teacher for 21 years, and I ran my own Academic Life Coaching business for 6 years after that. In 1995, I was recognized as the Young Educator of the Year by the Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers. I have organized and chaperoned 11 leadership and language immersion trips for students to Mexico and the Dominican Republic. In 2017, I earned my Certified Academic Life Coach credential through Coach Training EDU. This organization hired me as a coach trainer 1.5 years. In 2019, I earned my Professional Certified Coach credential through the International Coach Federation.
What most excites you about your field?
I think that the Residence Life Department has a golden opportunity to make a gigantic difference in the overall health and well-being of students. This is my first professional experience in higher education, and I love working with the staff and students!
What is your favorite thing about the Gunnison Valley?
It’s gorgeous, and there are so many things to do outside!
External Professional Affiliations
- Certified Academic Life Coach, Coach Training EDU
- Professional Certified Coach, International Coach Federation
- Colorado Teacher License, Colorado Department of Education