After graduating from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA I spent the first 14 years of my working life in the oil and gas industry first in Colorado then in Texas. I moved on to the publishing industry, which was right up my ally as I love reading and knowledge. I worked for Thomson Gale which is the world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses. Being able to spend every day in libraries and talking with librarians from around the country was heaven.
Eventually my passion for coaching, teaching and public speaking led to my leaving the publishing world and becoming a certified coach after feeling the need to meld my experience in the business world with my desire to guide people to the extraordinary lives they have always envisioned.
Besides reading anything and everything, I enjoy writing, travel, figure skating, golf, cooking and spending time with friends and family.