When I was growing up, my parents impressed upon me the importance of being a life-long learner. They noticed that my curiosity and creativity led me to seek out new information constantly. Part of my desire to seek out new information involved learning as much as I could from, and about, the people around me. I LOVE learning about people! I left Dowagiac where I had grown up, and moved to Honolulu where I attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, studying dance and theater. I moved to Kalamazoo in 2003 and began working for KRESA’s Education for the Arts program. EFA sent me to schools all over Kalamazoo County where I would teach movement in their PACE and Aesthetic Education Programs. One of those schools was Kazoo School. The warm smiles, excited children and progressive atmosphere drew me in and sparked my curiosity once more. In 2010, after 7 years of being a guest at Kazoo School, I became an employee. Kazoo School is an amazing place to learn and grow, for children and adults alike. Here at Kazoo I love watching children enjoy the same awe and wonder that I experienced as a child – and still do!
A.A. from Southwestern Michigan College B.A. in Dance and Theater from University of Hawaii M.A. in Socio-Cultural Studies of Education from Western Michigan University