Hometown: Baker, Ore.
With the UC since 1983
Responsibilities: "I manage the interior atrium gardens along with exterior gardens on campus. We try to focus on local species and medicinal plants for some of the programs on campus to study."
Favorite Thing About the UC: "I love that I get to work with plants, I love the flexibility, the educational opportunities, and the people I get to meet."
Favorite Part of My Job: "I always get to learn more, to be creative and try new things. I also love working with my student employees. They're always bringing in new ideas and energy that's great to be around. The university environment lends endless opportunities. I am exposed to many unique individuals of all ages and backgrounds. This is the home of passionate experts who share their wisdom and expertise so I am always learning and rarely bored."