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—to Include Civitas Architects and Planners in Wareham, MA, and Knickerbocker Group in Boothbay, 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 in 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 to roughly 160-200 students per year. I served as the advisor for both Technology Student Association (A federally recognized career and technical student organization) and the Robotics’ Competition Team. Additionally, I served as a career mentor to several students going into the engineering, manufacturing, and construction pathways and helped many to gain internships with reputable companies. My husband retired from the US Army after 28 years of federal service February 2019. As a family we decided to return to Maine for good and settle in Friendship in June of 2019.
I enjoy spending quality time exploring with my children and husband, renovating our old 1850’s farm house, 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.