Welcome! I’m a lover-of-lifelong-learning who originally hails from Washington state, and currently lives in Jacksonville, Florida. Presently I’m a compliance training specialist with McKesson Medical Surgical. I develop, deliver, and project manage compliance and ethics training, resources, and processes.
For 6+ years I was an adjunct philosophy instructor, both online and face-to-face; during my full time adjunct years I also served as a professional development and continuing education instructor at FSCJ.
I hold an M.A. in Practical Philosophy & Applied Ethics from the University of North Florida, and a B.A. in Humanities and Philosophy minor from Florida International University. I encountered my first philosophy class at FIU in Miami; it was love at first sight! All my life I’d been told I “think too much”; philosophy showed me that can be an asset.
Before completing my undergraduate degree I took courses for personal enrichment at community colleges in Spokane, Seattle, and Chicago.
My first career was in hospitality– for about ten years I worked in various cafes and restaurants in Seattle, Chicago, and Miami– including a Haitian restaurant in South Florida. My research project in grad school focused on hospitality ethics…
In my free time I develop and facilitate public workshops that promote critical thinking, and active learning. I also like reading up on talent development topics, walking the many parks & trails that Jacksonville has on offer, volunteering for local organizations, browsing the wonderful Chamblins for books, exploring nearby cities on day trips, attending trivia and improv, and so on.