I grew up in the Seattle area, received a bachelor's degree in English from Whitworth College, moved to Colorado to attend graduate school at Colorado University and Naropa University, and then worked for 33 years in Boulder County promoting health and inclusion for children and adults with developmental disabilities. I'm excited to be working in an assistant role for the ARC. My goal is to help support student learning in whatever way I can, as well as to to keep learning and challenging myself. Outside of the office I enjoy reading, gardening, yoga and dance. I'm especially fond of long walks and afternoon naps with my two dogs.