My road in life has taken me all over.
Worked in a science lab and I didn't like studying bugs in water.
I took time off to decide what to do.
I worked in the Bering Sea fishing and living on the ocean for 6 months at a time.
I worked in Denali National Park.
I managed a mountain climbing store.
I worked for a lawn care company.
I was a secretary in a high school.
I found that with my math and science background, IT was easy. It landed in my lap.
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IT Director

I manage a hospitality IT team.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

Teamwork... seeing a problem, the team coming together and fixing the problem. Then celebration of the team for fixing the problem. Working with the business to determine how IT can help. Whether it is helping increase revenue, making someone's job easier, or just getting someone excited about a new feature. Watching the team take ownership of their areas. Being proud of what they do and enjoy doing it.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for middle school students

Math, Science and Technology passion. If you love doing math problems - that is what information technology is all about.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"Why wouldn't you stay with that job that pays you so well? You are going to quit and do what? Do not walk away from graduate school - you are just foolish. You have no experience in that --why would you ever be a success at it?"

Challenges I Overcame

Physical Issues