TitleSDSU Extension Nutrition Assistant
Mailing AddressSDSU Extension Roberts County Office
11921 BIA 700
Sisseton, SD 57262
BiographyI have worked for SDSU Extension for 15 years, seven years in Grant County, 8 years in Roberts County.
I was born in Australia, raised in Oregon, and have now lived in the great state of South Dakota for thirty-three years. I live on a farm with my husband Michael and am the mother of three children, Robert, age 30, Allen, Age 29, and Melinda, Age 25, a son-in-law, Dan, and an adorable 10 month old grandson, Brian. I love paint-by- number, playing the piano, and vintage travel trailers.
EducationStudied in Portland Oregon and have Dietetic Assistant Certification and Serve Safe certification. Also National Nutrition Paraprofessional Certification.
Committee ActivitiesI am currently serving on the Health Literacy committee for National Health Outreach.
Extension ResponsibilitiesI am a Nutrition Assistant with the EFNEP and SNAP-Ed programs. I teach basic nutrition, food safety, food resource management, and physical activity to low income adults, senior citizens, and youth.
Awards and HonorsIn May, 2013 I received the honor of Career Service Employee of the Month.
Work ExperienceHave worked in the food service industry prior to appointment with SDSU Extension.
Director of Nutrition Services in long term health care.