I first came to Alaska in 1982 as a Jesuit Volunteer after completing studies at the University of Florida. My undergraduate degree is in Psychology, my Masters in Counselor Education specializing in College Student Personnel Services. My first year in Alaska was spent in Bethel volunteering for Tundra Women’s Coalition, a shelter for battered women and children. There I met my future husband, Steve, who worked as a Bethel Police Officer at the time. I spent a second year working at the Receiving Home in Bethel. We married in 1984 and moved to Cedar Falls, Iowa where I was employed as a Hall Coordinator for the University of Northern Iowa Residence Halls for two years. We came back to Alaska and lived two years in Hoonah, then settled in Palmer to be near family. I have worked at St. Michael’s since 1996 in the area of faith formation. We have one daughter and one son, both now adults.
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