My road in life took a while to figure out.
Desired to be a faith-based marriage and family counselor.
Managed a Vehicle Graphics business with my creative husband for over 10 years, which was great fun!
Received the Presidents' Scholarship and completed my AA at Paradise Valley Community College.
Completed my Psychology degree, desiring to work with high school or college aged students.
Got married, started a family, and became an at-home mom, working part time at her school.
Fell in love with Philosophy and an entry level job at Barrett West, continuing my education.
Keep following my journey


Office Specialist, Sr.

I manage the office and assist students.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Philosophy & Religion
Helping People

Day to Day

I welcome students to the Barrett West Suite, assist them with requests and technical issues, and reach out to those who seem distressed. I also maintain the suite, purchase needed items, and manage the budget as well as staff calendars. Staff and Faculty are encouraged to participate in conversation with students and to model desired behavior.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

I desired to work in Higher Education, so getting a job on campus was the best first step I could have made. It was my student worker position in Career Services that taught me how to get involved, connect with influential colleagues and professors who became mentors, and gave me experience working with the student population. Getting involved at Barrett Honors College and taking on a leadership position was key to being considered for this job.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Friends:

"Be careful about what you read - it may lead you astray."

Challenges I Overcame