Office Hours Fall 2018: Monday & Wednesday 4:45 - 5:15 p.m. Tykeson Hall Library
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A life-long learner with a strong work ethic, I believe that creating a fun, energetic and collaborative classroom is the key to success and happiness. Working in partnership with people who match my enthusiasm, my values and my passion for the hospitality industry, I have been privileged to work and travel all the world.
I’ve worked in many aspects of the hospitality industry - always in some aspect of service management; from an airline catering kitchen in Ireland, to a Wendy's fast food joint in Germany, to a five-star resort in Guam as a management trainee, to starting a chain of seminar chateaux (castles in France, now totaling over 47) to owning a bar in Bend, to working at the International Hotel Association in Paris, to creating a successful sauce company in Bend.
Holding a Hotel & Catering degree, a Travel Agent certification, a Bachelor of Science in Management and a Masters in Hospitality, I have taught at college level for 12+ years (including Wine & Beverage Management, Restaurant Management, Servsafe for the National Restaurant Association, Event Planning & Management, Customer Service Management, Lodging Management & Advanced Hospitality Management). I currently have the privilege of teaching in the OSU Hospitality Program.
Along with my passion for hospitality (the love of travel, gourmet food and fine wines - what's not to love?), I am a voracious reader, a certified yoga & meditation teacher, a lover of music. I am also fascinated by happiness and have been lucky to have recently taken many courses in positive psychology, the science of wellbeing, the science of happiness and plan on teaching courses on how to live a happier life soon.