Why I Chose Lourdes:

I chose Lourdes because I grew up in Sylvania, OH, attended St. Joseph’s School where the Franciscan Sisters taught and Lourdes was very familiar to me. When I was very young, I used to come with my mom and visit the Portiuncula chapel, attend Mass at the Bishop’s house (now the Alumni House), knew many of the Sisters and came with my dad when he would check the progress of the Franciscan Center as it was being built. His architectural firm took the vision of the Sisters and turned it into the building it is today. Never having worked in higher education, Lourdes has given me the opportunity to contribute my talents in this sector.


In my free time, I love to be outdoors, no matter the season. I love to garden and snowmobile and everything in between! I love college football and since my dad was an alumnus of the University of Notre Dame, I have been an Irish fan for as long as I can remember. I love to entertain with my husband at our house, tailgates or anywhere that our family and friends are. I love to travel with my husband and explore new places with him but my favorite place to be at is our family home in Italy.