My husband Bill and I live in Oakwood, Ohio, (suburb of Dayton).
We love our 1945 Cape Cod home!
I grew up in Bismarck, North Dakota. I graduated Bachelor of Arts, Moorhead, Minnesota (via student intern, Paris/Nevers, France) and I moved to Washington, DC. In 1987, I moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota. I moved to Butte, Montana, in 2012 and then I moved to Newark, Delaware in 2016.
STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE: Therapy Team Evaluation Dog Advanced Steps, Paws University; Paws for People, Newark, DE 4-2017
PAWS OF READING: Completed the requirements of training. Paws University, Paws of People, Newark, DE 8-2017
CERTIFICATE: Board of Certified Chaplain (BCC): The National Association of Catholic Chaplains, Milwaukee, WI 2014-2019
CERTIFICATE: Palliative Care Chaplaincy Specialty, California State University San Marcos, on-line. Butte, MT 5-2012
MASTER OF DIVINITY: The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity, St. Paul, MN 5-2009
CERTIFICATE: Theological and Religious Studies, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, New Brighton, MN 5-2007
MASTER OF ARTS: Human Resources-Organizational Development and Training, University of St Thomas, St Paul, MN 12-1997
CERTIFICATE: Organizational Development and Training, University of St Paul, MN 12-1997
MASTER OF ARTS: Educational Administration- Community Education, University of St. Thomas, St Paul, MN 7-1989
BACHELOR OF ARTS: Political Science, French and Spanish, Minnesota State University Moorhead. Moorhead, MN 5-1986
DIPLOMA: Century High School, Bismarck, North Dakota 5-1982
I'm retired as a Chaplain: Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) and Spiritual Advisor.
CAREER & VOLUNTEER
CHAPLAIN VOLUNTEER: Kettering Memorial Hospital, Kettering, OH 1-2019 to 12-2019
VISITING VOLUNTEER: Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, Dayton, OH 5-2018-present
SALES ASSOCIATE: Talbots Store, Oakwood OH 10-2018 to 2-2019
CHAPLAIN VOLUNTEER: Season’s Hospice and Palliative Care, Christiana Hospital, Christiana, DE 2017-2018
GREETER VOLUNTEER: US Deparment of Veterans Affairs Medical Hospital, Wilmington, DE 2017
THERAPY DOG VOLUNTEER: Paws of People, Newark, DE 2016-2018
DIRECTOR, MISSION SERVICES: St. James Healthcare, Butte, MT 2012-2014
CHAPLAIN RESIDENT: (4 Units of Clinical Pastoral Education)
Allina Abbott Northwestern Hospital Minneapolis, MN 2011-2012
CHAPLAIN INTERN: (1 Unit of Clinical Pastoral Education), University of Minnesota Medical Center Fairview, Minneapolis, MN 2006
PASTORAL ADMINISTRATOR: Archdiocese of St Pau/Minneapolis,
St. Paul, Mn 2009-2010
DIRECTOR, CLIENT SOLUTIONS: The Bob Pike Group, Eden Prairie, MN 2007-2009
PARISH LIFE ADMINISTRATION INTERN: Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Maplewood, MN 2005-2007
SALES TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT II: Wells Fargo Bank Sales Academy: New York City, Atlanta, St. Louis, Colorado Springs, Los Angeles, San Franciso, and Minneapolis, MN 2001-2004
DIRECTOR, ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS: Weather-Rite Manufacturing, Minneapolis, MN 1990-2000
TRAINING/ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT: The Employers Association, Plymouth, MN 1998-1999
TRAINING/ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT: Stephens Consulting Groups, Seattle, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Chicago, London, UK, and Minneapolis, MN 1996-1998
FINANCIAL PLANNER/INSURANCE AGENT: Mutual Service Insurance, Minneapolis, MN 1994-1996
SALES ASSOCIATE: Nordstorm, Mall of America, Bloomington, MN 1992-1993
FINANCIAL REPRESENTATIVE: US Bank (First Bank), Minneapolis, MN 1990-1992
STOCKBROKER - FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS REPRESENTATIVE: Morgan Stanley (Dean Witter), Minneapolis, MN 1989-1990
-Licenses: Series 7, 63 and Foreign Currency and all insurance licenses.
I suffered a major ischemic stroke. September 27, 2014 and spent 10 days in the Texas Stroke Institute at the Medical Center in Plano, Texas. They discovered I had a hole in my heart which allowed a blot clot to go to my brain. The link below to Caring Bridge provides much more in my journey back.
We love taking walks with our dog Keeva (Australian Labradoodle).
I like Belgian Beer, and Jameson and Midleton Whiskey!
I love quilting, mixed media arts, photography, and gardening.
I like walking, bicycling, swimming, cross-fit (no run!)
Oakwood, OH 45419, US