I have been teaching at North Thurston High School for 23 years. I am an adviser for Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). My degrees are from Ohio University and Miami University of Ohio. Career and Technical Education certification was acquired through Ohio State University and Central Washington University. My work experience in real estate, at law and accounting firms, a paper industry, state agencies, and owning my own businesses have helped me to better prepare students for the workplace through leadership and professionalism integrated into all subjects.