After graduating high school, I chose to be a stay at home mom, but later returned to Peninsula College to further my education. At that time the computer field was new and I wanted to jump on this exciting and evolving career path. I enjoyed the privilege of graduating in PC’s first class of Bachelor of Applied Science students and then continued on to get my Master’s Degree from Concordia University. I have taught at the North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center and Peninsula College for several years, last year earning the John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Award from the League of Innovation.
I have recently created a new Help Desk and Support Services class that is a great foundational course to either a career in Information Technology, or Computer Application Technology.
My students are amazing. I have witnessed their determination and self-discipline as they learn and progress from one level to the next. Some have started out not knowing how to even turn on a computer, and are now able
to assemble computers and administer networks.
I had such a wonderful experience at Peninsula College that I wanted to share my love of learning with others, including first generation, traditional and non-traditional students. I love to hear and be a part of amazing success stories, adding to my conviction that this is more of a mission than a job.
Definitely, the best part about being a PC faculty member is the people that I associate with here – everyone from the students, other professors, staff, even administrators. I feel like they are all family.