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Grossmont College, A.S. Nursing
University of California, San Diego - Emergency Nursing Certificate
Sonoma State University, B.S. Nursing

Academic Experience

I have been teaching at Santa Rosa Junior College since 1984 in the Emergency Medical Care Department. I have been department chair and in 1994 the Paramedic Academy began. Since then I have held the position of program director. In addition to paramedic courses I have taught First Responder, EMT, Emergency Nursing, and various continuing education courses.

Although I have lived in Sonoma County for better than 25 years, I still consider myself a recovering Southern Californian. I was born, raised and spent many years in San Diego. I am married to a paramedic who moved his office from the ambulance to a desk. We have one daughter who is working her way through Santa Rosa Junior College. I travel as much as I can, preferably if it can be to Italy or other locations across the pond. I enjoy cooking, gardening and reading.