Communication & Marketing Specialist, Music
502C O'Neill Hall of Music
If you were an ice cream flavor, what would you be?
If it is true that you are what you eat, then I am certainly a chunky monkey.
If you were a YouTube star, what would you be famous for (i.e. cooking, makeup, comedy, crafting etc)?
My parenting skills, or lack thereof.
What is the strangest thing you've ever eaten?
When I was in France I ate a lot of oysters. For an Indiana girl that was pretty strange. My brother is an excellent oyster shucker, however, and I enjoyed calling him a brother shucker.
What is something you'd like to learn or do in your life?
I would like to learn to quiet the self-doubt that creeps up right before I take a big risk.
Choosing anyone in the world, who would you like to have as a dinner guest and why?
I would have loved to have dinner with Betty White. Can you imagine how fun that would be? She has had the longest career in television than anyone. Life is too short to be serious all the time.
I graduated from Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles in 2001 with a degree in theater. Exactly a month later I got married to a guy from Hollywood. While in LA I worked as a personal assistant in a production company and did minor acting gigs. I also worked as a barista which I absolutely loved. We decided to return to my hometown of South Bend for a short while to save enough money to purchase a house in California. After 17 years, and four sons later we are still here and have lost our desire to return to Golden State and prefer living in the shadow of the Golden Dome. My husband is a teacher at Good Shepherd Montessori School and I have worked at Notre Dame for 11 years. In my spare time, I work as a freelance writer, and have a successful blog which was named one of the 2018 top 100 “Mommy blogs”. In 2012 I created a show called the Mamalogues. It is a nonprofit staged reading that was created to empower women by giving them a voice and a platform to be heard. It has sold out every year and donated over $10,000 to local charities. In August I received a Masters in Communications from Purdue University. In my limited spare time, I love spending time with my family and dog Wally. Working out, tequila and spending time with friends.