• Librarian, University 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 then Library Director Cheryl Bailey and the encouragement of then President Sr. Thomas Welder.


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


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