1997 Hope College graduate with BA in Dance Education, Language Arts, and Kinesiology. 2002 graduated with a Masters in Education from Marygrove College. Created and implemented a high school dance program in Owosso, Michigan.
Current member of the Board of Directors for MAHPERD in the dance divisionMember of NDEO, DaCi, MAHPERD
Received Michigan Dancer Educator of the Year in 2006