How long have you been at Oregon State?
I’ve been here 20 years. I’ve worked in the College of Forestry and the College of Agricultural Sciences. I moved back to the College of Forestry for good in 2006, and I’m currently the administrative manager for the department of Forest Ecosystems and Society.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
The people. That’s why I came back to the college. Everyone is very friendly and fun to laugh with. We had so much fun at the college’s holiday party this year.
What do you do outside work?
I like to go camping all year long, ride four wheelers and travel.
Where are some of your favorite spots?
My latest trips were to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks, and also to Arizona. I like to see new things.
Are you a native Oregonian?
Yes. I’ve lived here my whole life and graduated from Philomath High School. I don’t think I’ll ever leave. My kids are here and my new granddaughter.
What’s your favorite food?
How do you unwind after work?
I play a lot of mindless Facebook games.
If you could eliminate one thing from your daily routine, what would it be and why?
Probably vacuuming my long-haired cat’s hair.
What is your favorite part of the holidays?
Probably just spending time with my kids and laughing together.
You have a lot of bears in your office. What’s that about?
I collect bears! I like them because they seem so soft and cuddly, not that I’d like to run into one in the wild!