I have lived in the University Place area my whole life. I also married my high school sweetheart and together we raised two incredible boys. Both boys graduated from Curtis high school and have worked here at MIM doing various jobs such as maintenance work with Mr. Mitch. Furthermore, I love hiking, paddle boarding, traveling and basically doing anything active that gets me outdoors.
I began working here at MIM in February 2005, and was a teacher assistant in primary for a few years. Witnessing first hand each day all the positive outcomes that the children experienced in the Montessori environment sparked an interest in me, and I decided to return to school. I earned my Montessori Infant and Toddler Certificate, and my BA in Human Development with an emphasis in Early Childhood education. I also restarted the toddler program here at MIM and most recently started the infant program. I look forward to another year of guiding the infants as they learn while exploring the infant environment.