• Library Director
  • Archivist

About Me

I'm a native North Dakotan and come from a long line of teachers and librarians. I started my teaching career in Cando, ND before moving to Standing Rock High School and then to the University of Mary in 1998. I joke that I came with the Welder Library Building as I started two days after its dedication.

Why I’m At Mary

I started at Mary as a part-time librarian in 1998 and moved to full-time the next year at the request of the then Library Director Cheryl Bailey and the encouragement of then President Sr. Thomas Welder.


My expertise runs the gamut from old Audio-visual equipment to film trivia to university history and research methods.


MSIL: University of North Texas, 2005
BS (Secondary Education): Valley City State University, 1984