Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Social Sciences emphasis, University of Alaska Southeast (1994)
My career with the Egan Library began as a student employee shortly after the “new” building opened in 1990. I have worked at the Circulation Desk, in the Serials Department and as the Library Secretary, and have served in my current role since 2000. Primarily known to the Library staff as She Who Buys Things & Helps with HR Tasks, I also assist the Library’s management team with budget planning & administration. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, and pursuing many interests: writing, genealogy, history, travel (especially France), art, home improvement, cooking, paper crafts, and outdoor rambles. I love to observe the world around me and take lots of pictures as a form of photo-journaling. I am interested in yoga, meditation, and spiritual growth. One of the happiest words in my vocabulary is synergy, when things come together in unexpected ways to produce a new outcome. In 2010-2011 I took a leave of absence for 6 months to study massage therapy in New Mexico. In 2012 I voluntarily reduced my contract at UAS to practice massage therapy part-time at my own studio.