Kaplan ® certified SAT Preparation Teacher professionally trained with teacher certification from the University of Wisconsin. 20+ years in industry and 5+ years teaching middle and high school grades primarily in English, Social Studies, and related subjects.   10+ years coaching parents on parenting strategies, building financially responsible children, business, and financial topics.  20 years experience in business, risk management, and sales.


Teaching & Leadership Experience

SAT Preparation Teacher

Kaplan University, Austin, TX  (                                                         2011 – current

Trained with Kaplan methods for earning the highest possible scores on Test Day with strategies for succeeding in math related questions, reading comprehension questions, essay question, etc.


President & Board Member

Racine/Kenosha (WI) Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors (www.naifa.org1998-2007

Led 100+ membership professional association for 2 terms as President, the first member in it’s 70 year history to serve two terms.  Also served as Community Service Chair, Multi-line Chair, Program Chair, Special Event Chair and wrote/produced/presented Holiday Award Program for 100+ professionals.


Substitute Middle & High School English Teacher                                                             1993-1998

Racine & Kenosha Unified School Districts, Racine and Kenosha, WI                      

Taught English and developed curriculum on the High School level.

Taught variety of classes as substitute including math, social studies, science, etc.


Sunday School Superintendent and Teacher                                                                        1989-1992

Trinity Lutheran Church & School, Racine, WI

Lead 10 teachers, 5 assistant teachers, and 100+ students in weekly lessons, performing all administrative duties, and writing/producing/presenting group presentations with 100+ students.



B.A., University of Wisconsin at Parkside, Kenosha, WI: Teacher Education grades 6-12, English

A.A., College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL: General Studies


Honors & Awards

Kappa Delta Pi – Education Honor Society

Racine/Kenosha Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors: 

Local president 2 terms, Member of the Year.