I joined the university press world in 2007 after spending more than twenty years in public and private accounting. Thirteen of those years were with a multinational firm, which allowed me to travel internationally. I hold a BS in economics and accounting from Nebraska Wesleyan University and earned my CPA certification while at Deloitte. I grew up on a Nebraska farm and enjoy returning home to renew my country spirit.
I came to the University of Nebraska Press after fourteen years as head bookkeeper at a major furniture store and eight years as an accountant at an after-market automotive manufacturing plant. I now wear three different hats while working with human resources/payroll, Journal fulfillment, and royalty processing.
I was born in Nebraska and have lived in the region for most of my life. After receiving a BA in education from Wayne State College, I studied business and accounting, becoming a certified public accountant before working in the manufacturing world. Publishing provides a refreshing change of scene. I spend my spare time studying American history and Native culture. I enjoy photographing local musicians and the music scenes, and I have recently held exhibitions of my photographs.
I have been with University of Nebraska Press since 2000. I find working with details and office life rewarding, and I enjoy traveling and seeing new places.
I graduated with a BA in education from the University of Nebraska–Kearney and began my career in York, Nebraska, as an elementary school teacher and reading specialist for twenty-five years. Before coming to the press in 2007 I worked with the director of the UNL Child Care Center. At UNP I am part of the Business and Acquisitions Departments, and I’m proud to be a part of a team that publishes such outstanding books and journals.