Career Services

Career Services Staff

Phone: (509) 963-1921
Office: Bouillon - 206C

Education/Experience: Master of Education in Counseling; Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education from the University of Calgary;  Licensed mental health counselor; 13 years as a career counselor and counting
Favorite thing about CWU:  The people!  Staff, faculty, students are great to work with!
Favorite thing to do outside of work:  Ride my bike(s). Long distance road riding, mountain biking or commuting to work. It's all good.
Favorite quote:  "Failure to some is not failure to all" (Cuff the Duke.  If you haven't failed at anything, you haven't tried anything.  Not everyone will see your mistakes the same way you do.  We are usually hardest on ourselves.  I'd rather see people take risks to get the life they want than live in fear of what could be.

Phone: (206) 439-3800 x3841
Office: CWU Des Moines,
Building #29 - Room 202

Education/Experience: Master of Arts degree in Higher Education Student Personnel from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. At UCF, I was the Coordinator of Academic Advising for the College of Arts and Sciences. I was also a career counselor at Valencia Community College in Orlando and most recently at Mt. Rainier High School in Des Moines, WA.
Favorite thing about CWU: I am especially interested in helping CWU students connect their education with careers and in promoting our students to Seattle area employers and the community.
Favorite thing to do outside of work: I enjoy vegan cooking, volunteering, and taking in all Seattle has to offer.
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Phone: (509) 963-1982
Office: Bouillon - 206G

Education/Experience:  Master’s Degree (Recreation Administration), University of Northern Colorado, Bachelor’s Degree (Interdisciplinary Studies), University of New Mexico
Favorite thing about CWU:  Just the right size and located in a great setting.
Favorite thing to do outside of work:  Jump on the trampoline with my kids
Favorite quote: Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of a scoop of ice cream falling from the cone.

Phone: (509) 963-1984
Office: Bouillon - 206E

Education/Experience: PhD in Counseling from Oregon State University; MA in Guidance and Counseling from Loma Linda University; BS in Medical Technology from Pacific Union College; I have worked in a variety of career fields including medical technology, teaching math and science, farming, piano tuning, construction, high school counseling, teaching as an adjunct college professor, and career counseling.
Favorite thing about CWU: I really enjoy the people I work with and believe strongly in the value of what I do.
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Phone: (509) 963-2446
Office: Bouillon - 206X

Education/Experience: MEd in Higher Education (in-process), University of Washington;  BA in Psychology, Central Washington University
Favorite thing about CWU: I love the small class sizes and the feeling of community.
Favorite thing to do outside of work: Cook, drink wine, dance Zumba and salsa, play softball, camp, hike and travel as much as possible
Favorite quote: “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity” -Seneca

Phone: (509) 963-2405
Office: Bouillon - 206Y

Education/Experience: Some college, as well as training and development classes through the UW and Central. I have worked in restaurants, several assisted senior living facilities, as a production scheduler in a shoe company, as a bartender/manager, a program-coordinator for 19 years at the University of Washington and over 10 years in my current position.
Favorite thing about CWU: My biggest joy of my current position is the service and interacting I do with our students, faculty, campus staff and employers!
Favorite thing to do outside of work: Spend time with my kids.
Favorite quote: “When you can’t change the direction of the wind, just adjust your sails.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr

Phone: (509) 963-1979
Office: Bouillon - 206

Education/Experience: B.A. English, Eastern Illinois University
Favorite thing about CWU: Because it’s a smallish place, everyone is connected. It’s always fun to discover the few degrees of separation between people.
Favorite thing to do outside of work: Reading, watching sci-fi shows with my family, and enjoying wind-free days outside.
Favorite quote: “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Phone: (509) 963-1980
Office: Bouillon - 206H

Education/Experience: Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, Central Washington University ; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Central Washington University. I am a licensed mental health counselor in WA and have worked as a therapist and designated mental health professional (working with young kids was my favorite!). I have also worked as an online proofreading tutor for a Japanese company, and a freelance translator.
Favorite thing about CWU: I love the diversity CWU has (considering Ellensburg is a small town) and a lot of family-friendly activities!
Favorite thing to do outside of work: I love to cook, read, and spend time with my family.
Favorite quote: “When things start to happen, don’t worry. Don’t stew. Just go right along. You will start happening too.” Dr. Seuss

Phone: (425) 640-1574 x3878
Office: CWU Lynnwood,
Snoqualmie Hall - Room 302W

Education/Experience: Master of Education in Student Development Administration, Seattle University; Bachelor of Arts in English, University of Washington. Career Counselor, CWU Lynnwood; Assistant Director, Career Development Center, Seattle University; School to Work Coordinator, Edmonds-Woodway High School; Outdoor Educator, Pacific Crest Outward Bound School
Favorite thing about CWU: Working with the amazing students!
Favorite thing to do outside of work: Kiteboarding, Rock Climbing, Skiing, reading, yoga, cooking and enjoying the great outdoors.
Favorite quote: “Not all who wander are lost”

Phone: (509) 963-1908
Office: Bouillon - 206F

Education/Experience: BS Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Superior; MA Missiology, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary; MA Counseling-Clinical Mental Health, Adams State University; National Certified Counselor;
WA Mental Health Counselor Associate License
Favorite thing about CWU: The people! Career Services Staff are consulate professionals and great human beings!
Favorite thing to do outside of work: Travel (preferably on motorcycles)
Favorite quote: "You can’t know what you want to be until you first know who you are."

Phone: (509) 963-3812
Office: CWU Des Moines,
Building #29 - Room 262

Education/Experience: Early Childhood Development Certificate, 1996 EVCC w/ Honors. Over the course of 25+ years I have worked in a Baseball Card Shop, a Hair Salon, Pietro's Pizza Corporate Office, The Boeing Co., Renton Technical College, Edmonds School District and as a Home Child Care Provider before coming to CWU.
Favorite thing about CWU: The opportunities to meet a diverse range of students, alumni, staff and faculty throughout the different campuses.
Favorite thing to do outside of work: I love, love, love being outside and when the sun is shining it’s even better!
Favorite quote: “What you focus on will be magnified. Focus on the good!”