"I have been involved in using innovation and technology as part of education and training for most of my career. Distance and online learning have always been core passions of mine and the opportunity to lead Oregon’s largest and most successful K-12 online school is the greatest opportunity of my career. Prior to coming to ORCA, I provided information systems, curriculum and instruction, instructional technology and e-learning leadership for a 3-county, 12 school district region in Oregon. That work included managing another Oregon online school program called COOLSchool. Before that I was the Director of Distance Learning at Portland State University where I provided university-wide leadership and support to deliver multiple courses and programs to a wide range of non-traditional college students around the state and the nation. That work included designing and launching the Northwest’s first fully online masters of Business Administration program.
These experiences along with others during my career have proven to me that online learning is here to stay and is an ideal solution for many students’ circumstances and learning styles. Oregon Connections Academy is having a profound impact on the choices available and successes realized by thousands of Oregon students and families and I am thrilled to be part of the solution!"
- M.S. in Educational Technology, Purdue University
- B.S. in Forestry Resource Management, Oregon State University