I recently moved to North Carolina after living, for over seventeen years, in Minneapolis, where I worked as a research librarian in law firms. I’m actually an Iowa native, born and raised in Des Moines. I earned my B.A. in art, and my M.A. in Library Science, from the University of Iowa.
My first professional job was as a reference librarian in a public library. After that, I became head of Reference at the Drake University Law Library. I also attended Drake Law School and earned a J.D. After graduation, I clerked for the trial level courts in Iowa for two years and then moved to Minnesota.
Although I was employed by private law firms, I also had the opportunity to teach a six week legal research session at the University of St. Thomas Law School and to participate as an instructor for the Minnesota Association of Law Libraries Legal Research Institute. I am optimistic that these experiences will serve me well here at the Charlotte School of Law.
While in Minnesota, I took classical guitar lessons and was responsible for recruiting local guitarists as judges for the annual Schubert Club scholarship competition. I enjoyed my time in Minnesota; I went fishing, attended performances at the Guthrie Theatre, became a Twins fan, traveled to the source of the Mississippi River and volunteered for the Science Museum of Minnesota, the Minnesota History Center and as a guide in the Japanese Garden at Como Park in St. Paul. I look forward to learning about the Carolinas.