Welcome to Campus Recreation! I believe that recreation helps connect members of our campus and improves our holistic health. Recreation has always been a big part of my life, so it was natural to enter the field after graduating from Western Kentucky University with a BS in Recreation and Business Management and MAE in Student Affairs. With over 20 years of experience in higher education and in recreation, I have been fortunate to serve diverse populations throughout the Midwest and South. My experience in college was so exceptional that I wish all students to have those opportunities and more. This drives me to constantly be improving and working toward excellence.
I grew up in the Chicago area with a family of Bears and Cubs fans, so my love for sports developed early in life. My summers were spent outdoors, in and around the water, making Chattanooga is a perfect environment for me. I love to destress with yoga and have taught a variety of classes, from exercise novice to athletes.
Outside of the recreation environment, I love to give back to the community. I am passionate about social justice, economic empowerment, disaster relief, and the arts.