My professional career has included the medical field, primarily the field of Radiology. I have worked as a technologist, full-time and weekend coverage, as an educator as well as some management experiences. In the education world, I have been an educator in hospital-based programs until 2003, where I am the clinical coordinator/instructor/faculty of a baccalaureate program.
I am a native of South Dakota. Graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University and Mount Marty College.
To summarize briefly my curriculum vitae, I worked as a technologist and interim manger of a radiology dept. from 1977-1982. Obtained my B.S. degree from ’82-83 and was employed by St. Joseph Hospital (Queen of Peace) in Mitchell from ’83-’89 as Program Director of the School of Radiography. I moved to Missoula, Montana to take the Program Director position of a Radiography program at St. Patrick Hospital from 1989- 2003. The Hospital terminated (closed) the school, leaving me without employment. The group of Radiologists asked me to take the Radiology manager’s position at Community Medical Center in Missoula. This position was short-lived when I was offered another teaching position in Aberdeen, at Presentation College where I am currently employed.
Over 10 years plus, I have personally organized and sponsored continuing educational workshops for technologists in Montana in addition to being the lecturer/public speaker at these conferences. Also have developed a Limited Permit Technician curriculum and instructed Limited Permit Holders in Montana, as well as providing continuing educational workshops for them every year.
I have a Realtor’s license and also serve as President of an investment club.
Personal qualities: I am a good communicator and public speaker, organizer, detailed, good with people skills (customers), problem-solver, and possess an ethical work ethic.
My personal interests include antiques, artwork, and sculpturing.