Associate in Arts, Pre-Business, Santa Rosa Junior College

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (Management), Sonoma State University

Master of Education (Educational Leadership), Concordia University

Academic Experience: 

I taught at Santa Rosa Junior College from 1998-2015 teaching in the Business Department and Wine Studies area and then transitioned to administration at the college after that.


I have worked at the Santa Rosa Junior College for over 28 years in one capacity or another, and consider it almost my second home. I began my career here working at the bookstore when I was 15 years old all the way up to becoming an instructor in 1998.  I taught courses in technology and business education as well as wine appreciation and wine studies. After teaching I transitioned into administration in 2015 and work currently in the role of Dean, Workforce Development which encompasses the Career Services, Student Employment, Work Experience (interns, general work experience, and community engagement), Apprenticeship programs, and District Instructional Service Agreements.




















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Professional Involvement and Community Service: 

As a faculty member of the college I served on the Academic Senate and ITG (Instructional Technology Group).  I also served on the  Basic Skills Initiative Committee, Student Equity Committee, Professional Development Committee, and the Staff Diversity Committee.

Presentations and Publications: 

Contributed to Wine X magazine, a nationally published periodical about wine and its components.
Senior Wine Writer for as one of their wine professionals from 2006-2010.

Honors and Awards: 

Member, Guild of Sommeliers
MOUS Certified

2015 Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education Award
Certified TIPS trainer
Certified Tourism Ambassador for Sonoma County
Community Partner of the Year, UCP of the North Bay


**Note--I no longer teach in the Business Department nor coordinate any of our certificate programs.  For more information on certificates or questions about classes, contact the Coordinator for the Business Office Technology program, Katie Seder, at and she can guide you to the information you need.