Where are you from?
I was born in Calgary, adopted as a baby, and raised mostly in Lethbridge, with a brief stint in St. Paul, Minnesota while my dad did his PhD work there in the late '60s.
How did you come to be at the U of L?
In a somewhat roundabout way! I went to the U of L right after high school and got my BEd but I never did teach. I spent time in retail, banking and government before I went back to school at Lethbridge College and got my Office Administration diploma. I worked at the college for 11 years and then the job I have now came up, so I made the jump back across the river in January, 2009.
How long have you worked here and what do you do?
I've been here for just over 10 years and I'm part of the admin team in the Dean's Office in the Faculty of Health Sciences. We work with pretty much everyone who comes in contact with the Faculty—students, prospective students, other University staff and, of course, our own more than 60 faculty members. Our team makes sure the Faculty runs soothly and everything that needs to get done, gets done.
What's the best part of your job?
Honestly, I work with the greatest group of people ever! My coworkers make it fun to come to work every day and are like my second family.
What's one thing most people don't know about you?
Back in about 1988 or 1989, at a big cabaret at the Exhibition Grounds, I got to sing a couple of lines with Doug and the Slugs (remember them, '80s children?) and it lit a fire, so now my not-so-secret desire is to sing with a rock band! In the summer of 1997, I also played a round of golf with Jeff Hanna and Jimmy Ibbotson from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at Henderson Lake Golf Course. They were en route from Fort McMurray to Kalispell and they stopped in Lethbridge so their bus driver could rest.