• Director & Chair of Respiratory Therapy Department
  • Associate Professor of Respiratory Therapy
Saint Gianna School of Health Sciences

About Me

I began my career working at St. Alexius Medical Center specializing in neonatal and adult critical care and respiratory therapy protocols. In 2002 I changed directions and began teaching for the University of Mary’s Respiratory Therapy Program as the Director of Clinical Education. I accepted the position of Program Director & Chair in 2015. I have been a member of the ND Society for Respiratory Care since 1997, serving several terms as treasurer and Director at Large, and currently as a ND Delegate for the American Association for Respiratory Care. I also serve as an editor for the Respiratory Care Annual.

Why I’m At Mary

The moment I stepped on campus over 20 years ago, I felt welcomed by all. Working at Mary and at St. Alexius, I have come to value our sponsors, the Benedictine Sisters who inspire us to extend hospitality to all who enter our facility. University of Mary is dedicated to the mission to "Let all be received as Christ."


BSRT: University of Mary, 1999
MEd: University of Mary, 2008
PhD: UND, 2016