Welcome! This site highlights some of my projects & activities from the last 10+ years. I’m originally from the west coast of Washington state; I’ve also lived in Seattle, Spokane, Chicago, and Miami.
In mid November 2014 I moved to Columbus, Ohio. I’ll update this site to reflect my pursuits and activities in the Midwest as they unfold. Stay tuned!
Jacksonville, Jan 2013 – Nov 2014. Worked as a compliance training specialist with McKesson Medical Surgical (MMS). I arrived at MMS through PSS World Medical, which was bought out by McKesson in early 2013. At PSS / MMS I developed, facilitated, and project managed compliance training, resources, and processes.
Jacksonville, 2007 – 2013. Taught as an adjunct faculty member at FSCJ, JU, and UNF, and for several other schools online; also taught as a professional development and continuing education instructor for FSCJ.
Jacksonville, 2005 – 2007. Left Miami in 2005 to be a graduate student at the University of North Florida (UNF), in the Philosophy department. Two years later I earned an M.A. in Practical Philosophy & Applied Ethics.
Miami, 2000 – 2005. Attended Florida International University (FIU) in Miami; completed a B.A. in Humanities and a Philosophy minor. I encountered my first philosophy class at FIU; it was love at first sight– especially informal logic and applied ethics. All my life I’d been told I “think too much”; philosophy showed me that can be an asset.
Before 2000. Lived in Spokane, Seattle, and Chicago; took courses for personal enrichment at community colleges in all three cities. Backpacked solo through Europe and North Africa for 6 months; when not crashing on new friends’ couches, I stayed in youth hostels. See Experience(s) for pictures.
Miscellaneous. Before teaching, before corporate, I worked in the hospitality industry– always for small, independently-owned “mom and pop” venues, including a Haitian restaurant in South Florida. In fact in grad school at UNF I focused on studying intersections between hospitality and ethics.
In my free time I develop and facilitate public workshops that promote critical thinking, questioning, and active learning; and explore parks and trails, volunteer for local organizations, hang out at used bookstores, explore nearby cities on day trips, attend trivia and improv, and more.