Student Success Advisor
Special Populations and Transfer
My passion is helping others. I enjoy seeing others succeed and helping them achieve their goals. I thoroughly enjoy working with the students and all of the employees at the college.
In addition to teaching “Intro to Online Learning” and “Stress Management and Reduction”, I have taken several classes at WWCC and will continue to be a lifelong learner.
In 2000 I moved to Rock Springs, Wyoming and began working at Western Wyoming Community College (WWCC). I began working in the Information Technology department as the Help Desk Technician moving into the Computer Programmer position in 2002. In October of 2006 I became the Occupational/Student Success Advisor for the Carl Perkins Grant. In July of 2011 Western Wyoming Community College opened an Academic Advising department called the ACE IT Center where I am one of the Student Success Advisors in the center.
I graduated from the University of Montana with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio/Television through the School of Journalism and also attended the University of Oregon during my junior year through the National Student Exchange program. After graduating I lived in Seattle and Northern California primarily working in the television industry.
I am a native of Missoula, Montana and grew up spending my summers on Flathead Lake with my family. I am blessed with a husband and two boys. We enjoy traveling, fishing, swimming and loving life.
Student Success Advisor
Career, Employment and Internships
As a military “brat” Idon’t really have a hometown. Growing up I lived in Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Nebraska and Germany. I graduated from High School in Ogden, Utah. I attended Southern Utah University and received my undergraduate degree in Sociology and History. In 1998 I earned my Masters Degree in Education with an emphasis in counseling. My wife and I have three boys, ages three to eight. I was hired as a counselor in May of 2000. Prior to working for Western I worked for the Utah Division of Youth Corrections in St. George, Utah.
As the Career Assessment Coordinator at Western I provide individual and group career advising to students and prospective students. My goal is to guide students through the career exploration process to give them a more focused goals. I work through this process by administering several different assessments to match individuals in a career or a major that is suitable to their interests and skills. I meet with students both on a walk-in basis, as well as by appointment.
Feel free to stop by or make an appointment anytime.
ACE IT Center Office Assistant
I began working at WWCC in the fall of 1998 in the Office Information Systems computer labs for four and half years. I started working in the Support, Disability, & Counseling Center in September 2003 and currently work in Support, Disability, & Counseling Center/Career Services and Job Placement office.
My job is a two-part position. I am the Assistant to the Career Assessment Coordinator, Mark Rembacz. I am responsible for scheduling, administering, and scoring career assessments, administering and scoring personality type assessments, and assisting students with other career center needs. Supervising the SDC Resource & Career Library is my area as well.
I also work directly with students for job placement. I am in contact with employers who post positions that are available on our job boards. Assisting students in our office to help find a job that they find an interest in applying.
I earned my A.A.S degree in Office Information Systems in 1992 and I’m currently pursuing my B.S in Health Science on campus.
I enjoy helping students be successful while attending WWCC. I am available for the student needs to be able to have a positive college experience. Come visit with me anytime in the ACE IT Center A-212.
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