A native Mainer and graduate of Morse High School of Bath in 1996, I started my career in the construction industry as a mason tender for my father. I later moved to Boston and attended Wentworth Institute of Technology where I received my Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree, and then began a ten-year career as an architectural engineer working for various firms in both Massachusetts and Maine. I served on the Topsham Planning Board from 2006-2009 before relocating to Connecticut in June of 2010 to support my husband’s career in the US Army. There I decided to be a stay-at-home mother for my two children and also attend the Masters of Architecture program at the University of Hartford in Connecticut.
Our family was again relocated in 2015 to our last duty station at Fort Riley, Kansas. There I switched my career from architecture to teaching secondary education in the Manufacturing, Construction, and STEM CTE pathways at Junction City High School. During this time, I attended Pittsburg State University and received a Master of Science in Career and Technical Education degree in 2018. While in Kansas, I taught Robotics, Drafting, and Industrial Technology courses for four years before returning to Maine in 2019 and becoming the Career Preparation and Cooperative Education Coordinator at Medomak Valley HS for Mid-Coast School of Technology. Starting in 2020-21, I am very excited to bring the wonderful world of Career and Technical Education to Medomak Valley students as their CTE Exploratory teacher.
I enjoy spending quality time exploring with my children and husband, renovating our old 1850’s farm house, raising backyard chickens and turkeys, and finding new creative projects to involve myself in. I enjoy learning new skills, and I am a huge proponent of continual life-long learning.