Where are you from?

I was raised in Centerville, Utah, but moved away at age 26 to the Pacific Northwest. I came back to Utah 8 years ago.

What and where have you studied?

I graduated with a degree in elementary education from Weber State.

Where have you previously worked?

Most recently, I worked at Provo Canyon Behavioral Hospital as the executive assistant to the CEO. Just before that, I taught students for 15 years at Woodland Elementary School in Woodland, Washington.

What is your current job title? Please describe what you do in that position.

I am the executive secretary to the dean. A few of my responsibilities are typing up agendas for meetings, attending meetings to take minutes, and helping the dean and associate deans where needed. There are many different facets to this position.

Why did you choose to work at BYU?

All five of my children attended BYU. As I brought each one to Provo from Washington, I really liked the feel on campus. When an opportunity came for me to work at BYU, I remembered that feeling, and was excited to work with others that had the same values as myself.

What is your favorite thing about the McKay School?

Walking the halls and hearing our students talk about their experiences in the elementary schools.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

Instilling in my five children the importance of education and learning. They are all college graduates with several having graduate degrees. 

What was the first career you dreamed of having as a kid?

I can't remember wanting to be anything other than an elementary education teacher. 

What's the most exciting thing you'll do in 2022?

Travel to South Africa with my youngest daughter in October.

What are you most likely to become famous for?

Having the longest living goldfish (10 years).

Do you collect anything?

I collect all types and sizes of music boxes. 

What is your go-to weeknight meal?

I eat a lot of cereal and toast.

Would you rather spend a night out on the town or stay home inside with a book?

I would much rather stay home with a good book.