I have over 25 years of experience as a communication professional. In that time, I have designed training programs and materials for clients in a wide range of industries, prepared marketing materials, written for magazines, prepared documents in a variety of workplace settings, taught college-level communication and leadership courses, presented at professional gatherings, and served as an advisor and mentor to students. 

Gallup StrengthsFinder

Empathy, Maximizer, Developer, Ideation, Connectedness

Work History

Served as an English and language arts instructor for the Countdown 2 College summer program for high school students who have the potential to be first-generation college graduates.

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Viterbo University

Taught English composition courses as an adjunct professor.

Western Technical College

  • Taught leadership studies and a variety of oral and written communication courses, using multiple formats (face-to-face, blended, online, interactive distance learning)

  • Proposed, implemented, and directed Western’s Honors Program

  • Served as a chapter advisor for Phi Theta Kappa, earning recognition as a Faculty Scholar, Distinguished Chapter Advisor, and Service-Learning Representative to the Honors Program Council

  • Co-created and administered Western’s Online Writing Center

Prairie Development

Served as Publications Coordinator, writing, editing, and maintaining technical and marketing publications

Excel Instruction

Worked as an instructional designer, designing, developing, and presenting training materials for clients from a variety of fields, including finance, transportation, education, and health/nutrition


University of Minnesota

  • MAg, Technical Communication
    Supporting Field: Adult and Community Education

  • BS, English Education
    Minor: Journalism and Mass Communication

Phi Theta Kappa

Certified instructor of the Phi Theta Kappa Leadership Development Studies curriculum