As Career Counselor/Outreach Specialist coordinating services for adults starting or returning to college or technical training, I have been on the academic staff at both UW-Eau Claire and UW-Barron County. I am also an alumnus of UW-Barron County. I attended UW-BC as a student in the early 70’s and received training in adult student programs, financial aid, and teaching while attending UW-Eau Claire, where I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and at UW-Stout where I received my Master of Science degree in Counseling. I worked in management for a local business in the Chippewa Valley for seventeen years and taught driver education for the Eau Claire Area School District. Excuse the pun, but I am “driven” to help adults achieve their career and academic dreams.
Being the first-generation college graduate in my family and growing up in northern Wisconsin, I understand the regional labor market and the benefits and the challenges adults experience making career decisions. I returned to college at the age of 42 to make my dream of being a counselor a reality. Since there is no substitute for life experience, bringing my diverse background to my counseling has proven to be an asset for the community.