Hometown: Dayton, Ohio
Why did you choose Viterbo as your next employer? Many things impressed me about Viterbo during every level of my application and interview process. The search committee and administrative staff were warm, helpful, and welcoming at all times and with every communication. The students were not only talented, they seemed genuinely happy to meet me and get to know me. The Fine Arts Center also impressed me highly. The FSPA members showed tremendous vision in planning and constructing a building that provides finer facilities than some music conservatories I have attended. The environment here is the embodiment of Franciscan Values, which is apparent in students, faculty, and administration alike. Viterbo immediately felt like a place where I could work in a collaborative environment and help secure the future of what is already a fine music program. I was thrilled to receive the offer.
Of the five Viterbo values, which resonates with you most and why? While I hold all five of the Viterbo values in high regard as a person and educator, I am strongly tied to the purpose of service. It has always been a priority for me to be a student-centered teacher, looking after the holistic needs of our talented students to encourage their minds, spirits, and talents to grow and flourish.
Hobbies: Aside from enjoying music, my children and I enjoy playing all manner of board games and word games. I also enjoy reading, seeing movies and theatre, cooking, entertaining, anything involving bodies of water, and hiking.
Anything about your family you would like to share: I am blessed with two bright, healthy children (Bene, 15 and Bella, 11) who have been so excited to make this journey with me to Wisconsin. If you enjoy playing word games like Scrabble, Boggle, or Mad Gab, come join us for an evening of family game night.