As chair, I teach and mentor students, hire and supervise adjunct instructors, manage curriculum, and identify ways to grow the program. I also help develop marketing, recruiting and retention strategies while cultivating partnerships that benefit students and the community at large.
I hold a Master of Arts in Business Administration with focuses in leadership, organizational behavior and ethics. My teaching experience includes positions at George Fox University, Eastern Oregon University, Clark College and Mount Hood Community College. I have owned and operated my own consulting business for more than 14 years.
I have a broad background spanning business, academia and nonprofit environments. I have also created, developed and grown several businesses. In each business, I was responsible for all aspects of strategy, finance, sales, marketing, personnel, operations and internal controls.
I am committed to community service. I have spent more than 26 years volunteering at various nonprofits, including the American Red Cross, St. Benedict’s Hospital and Big Brothers Big Sisters. I also use my consulting business to provide free personal finance training for low- and middle-income families. My goal is to assist families in becoming debt free and meeting future financial goals.
I enjoy challenge, and I’m excited to build something at MU. I want to develop a world-class program that prepares students to go into the real world and make connections with people that reflect the gospel.
During my time at Multnomah, I plan to change the church's often skewed perception of Christian business leaders. You don't have to be a pastor or a missionary to serve God well; you can be salt and light in the business world too. It's not a second-class calling. Every time our business majors graduate, I want them to have the chops to hit the road.