I am a product of eight years of Marianist Education, attending both Purcell Marian High School and the University of Dayton. I graduated in 2005 from Purcell Marian High School where I was involved in Performing Arts, National Honor Society, and Student Council. After graduation, I went on to study Theatre, International Studies, and Human Rights at the University of Dayton. While at UD I was heavily involved in Studio Theatre, Women's History Month, University of Dayton Summer Appalachia Program, and Marianist Leadership Scholars. Excited by my experience of the Marianist Charism at UD, I took a commitment as a Lay Marianist in April 2009 to live out the charism, embracing the call to “do whatever he tells you.”
I married my husband Mike in November 2010 and we now live in a Lay Marianist Community in Walnut Hills in Dayton. We live with another couple, sharing meals and prayer, and being a warm presence to the neighborhood around us. Our community was featured in the Spring 2011 issue of Alive magazine. In my spare time I enjoy singing, improv, cooking, and running. I completed my first marathon in the Flying Pig Marathon in May 2012.
It is a blessing to be a part of the CJ community. My position as Alumni Relations Coordinator connects alumni with their roots--whether those roots were at CJ, Chaminade, Julienne, or St Joe's. The duties of my position include planning Reunion Weekend, organization of the fall Patron Drive, fall and spring Phonathon, summer Golf Outing, Distinguished Alumni Awards, Athletic Hall of Fame Induction, and other various alumni events. I am the moderator of the Student Development Chair program, a leadership program for students interested in development, communications, public relations, and business. I also assist in the Performing Arts department and directed the 2011 fall play, The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet. I also am teaching the Fine Arts/Theatre class for the fall of 2012.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, big ideas, or concerns. My door is always open.