BACKGROUND

For 9 years, I served as the Executive Director of the Bozeman Schools Foundation in Bozeman, MT. During my time at the Foundation, I found I loved working with high school students as they applied for Bozeman Schools Foundation Scholarships and navigated the college application process. After assisting my 3 children through the college process I decided to complete a certificate program at the University of California, Riverside, in order to learn more about the college counseling profession. I am a member of NACAC (National Association of College and Admissions Counseling), PNACAC (Pacific Northwest Association of College and Admissions Counseling), RMACAC (Rocky Mountain Association for College and Admissions Counseling), and an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association, (IECA). I love working with high school students and watching them grow through the college search and application process. I have been working with high school students assisting in the college application and admission cycle since 2016.

 

Experience

Editor II - Bracken Communication Center - Montana State University (2018 - 2019) Bozeman. MT

  • Assisted college students with the editing of papers, resumes, interview tips, and strategies

 

Executive Director       Bozeman Public Schools Foundation    2007 – 2015     Bozeman, MT

  • Managed/supervised/mentored staff

  • Served as the public “face” of the organization

  • Built Strategic Partnerships for Foundation

  • Budgets/financial management/oversight

 

Responsibilities included:

  • Fundraising/Donor management

  • Strategic planning

  • Board relations/governance

  • Visioning /leadership

 

Key contributions and accomplishments:

  • Led and managed a successful $2.5 million capital campaign in 2 years

  • Established individual and corporate donor base for the foundation

  • Fundraised for, administered, selected, and evaluated district initiatives for the foundation

  • Wrote and managed grants for foundation programs and operations

  • Developed policies for Foundation programs and office procedures

  • Fundraised for and managed over 50 scholarships per year for high school students

  • Created foundation marketing and P.R. materials

  • Created, and managed signature fundraising events for Foundation

  • Helped form relationships with other Montana School Education Foundation leaders

  • Grew organization from a small start-up to a thriving Bozeman nonprofit organization

    

Education       

University of California-Riverside, August  2016   

Certificate Program - College Admissions Counseling 

 

Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, AZ

Masters of International Management 1989

 

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

B.S. Business Tourism 1986

Minor - Education   

 

Prior to Bozeman Schools Foundation - Work experience includes teaching middle and high school, Language Arts, Religion, and Japanese Language in Seattle, WA, and working in international sales in the import-export food industry. 

 

I have lived in Bozeman for 22 years with my husband John and we have three young adult children. children.        

 

 

 

 

        Member of NACAC                      IECA Associate Member