She served in the U.S. Navy for over 25 years. Her various assignments included: aviation squadron operations and administration, recruiting, logistics, facility and base management, and humanitarian civic assistance.
She had duty assignments in Japan, the Philippines, Germany and various locations throughout the United States. She has held key volunteer management and leadership positions in international military affiliated spouses’ clubs, as the international operations chair for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Naples Italy, as fundraiser for Naval Services Family Line and as board member for the Hawaii Armed Services YMCA.
She is fluent in German, conversational in French and Japanese.
Her interests include improving education for children, improving military families’ quality of life, and developing a mentoring environment among military spouses.
As hobbies, she enjoys traveling, scuba diving, sailing and other water sports.