I attended Holy Childhood through seventh grade as a day student, then graduated from Harbor Springs High School. I worked fifteen years on campus for Michigan State University (MSU) Extension in several administrative support roles before returning to Petoskey in 1999. At that time I began my most satisfying work as Adult Vocational Technical Instructor in the LTBB Education department; I taught a certificate program of Microsoft Office, business communications and general business (17 credits) through Bay Mills Community College. I received an Associate of Arts degree, with distinction, from North Central Michigan College (NCMC), and have completed nearly all requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at Lake Superior State University. I served on the Gaming Board of Directors as Victories Casino transitioned to Odawa Casino Resort from 2005-2010. Through the years I have studied music, psychology and Spanish at MSU, and continue my study of Anishinaabemowin at Bay Mills Community College.