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Spring 2018: 3 sections of Speech 1A in room 681T. M,W 12-1:30, M,W 1:30-3:00 and T,Th 12:00-1:30.

B.A. in Speech Communication, Humboldt State University, 1986
B.A. in English Literature, Humboldt State University, 1986
M.A. in Speech Communication, University of Texas at Austin, 1990

Academic Experience

Santa Rosa Junior College, Adjunct Faculty, 1991 - Present
Napa Valley College, Adjunct Faculty, 2000 - 2015
New Technology High School, College Course Instructor 




Grew up in San Diego. Have performed and written my whole life. Worked many jobs to put myself through college and still got all "A's" and "B's." Presented papers with Professors while still an undergrad. Won the Redwood Award for Education. Love the ocean and Redwoods and dislike pretentiousness. Hope this didn't sound pretentious. :) I really enjoy teaching and my students!

Work and Consulting Experience

Worked for over a decade at Kaiser Permanente in a Communications related position. Have taught or over 20. Was a Speech Communications consultant who did workshops and presentations for theSonoma County  Department of Health, the Napa High School District. Kaiser Permanente and Sola Optical.

Professional Areas of Interest

Performing and Writing, Speech Communication

Professional Involvement and Community Service

Was a mentor for teens through SAY, earth day beach clean-ups, volunteer at school.s Write, act produce and direct in Lamplight every year for free, which raises 20,000 plus in one weekend to keep up the historic, rural graveyard.

The best way to reach me for a quick response is by phone, rather than by email.

Honors and Awards

Sonoma County Redwood Award for Education, 1999