I am currently a full-time PhD student in the University of Minnesota Learning Technologies program in the College of Education and Human Development. I am a graduate instructor at the University of Minnesota and an adjunct instructor at the Minnesota School of Business, St. Cloud Campus.

I am also a marketing guru, a web designer, and graphic designer. I have spent the past 15 years designing and managing websites ranging from e-commerce sites to university websites and have led all sorts of social media campaigns—Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.

I believe education is the key to empowering individuals and technology has the power to make education more accessible and engaging to learners. I am combining my passions and love what I do.


I am a Minnesota native and currently live in St. Stephen, MN. I am passionate about technology and how it can be used to effectively communicate and connect with people. I am a proud geek; my favorite author is Frank Herbert, my favorite movie is Time Bandits, and I have a tattoo honoring the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I'm happily married to an IT professional and have three four-legged "kids" — two cats (Spencer and Tricksy) and a clown and sidekick of a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Dot.


technology, learning, inspiring and empowering others, marketing and understanding people (what makes them tick, what engages them, and what makes them act), reading, knitting, running

Little Known Fact:

Once bought a car because a particular TV advertisement resonated with me and my lifestyle. This taught me a lot about the power of effective messaging and what can happen when you really connect with your audience.