Part Time Faculty
Human Services Technology
Link: Linked In
Link: Bike Works
A little bit about me
I grew up in the Twin Cities of Minnesota and have lived in St Louis and Chicago and moved to Seattle in 2011 for my Executive Director position at Bike Works www.bikeworks.org. I have a B.A. in Anthropology and an M.Ed. in Youth Development Leadership from the University of MN, as well as a M.A in Nonprofit Management from Washington University in St Louis. I have spent the past 25 years working in the youth development field and in nonprofit management.
Why I work in the Youth Development Field
Helping young people to become better leaders, explore their communities and expand their world view has been a theme in my life and career. Bike Works is innovative in its approach to elevate the bicycle as a vehicle for education and transformation, which inspires me. I spent nearly twenty years working with the YMCA in several cities as a Program Director and as an Executive Director and spent a few years working at the YMCA of USA national headquarters in Chicago, IL.
I am passionate about social justice for our communities, youth empowerment, leadership development, civic engagement, our environment and social innovation.
Current Board Involvement:
Youth Development Executives of King County
Out In Front
Rain City Rock Camp