Librarian, Archivist, & Knitter
I was born and raised in Michigan, with my first book signing experience at the age of 4. This solidified an already strong love of literature and the arts. From drooling on pages to devouring chapters, it was this love of books combined with a love for ephemeral history that led me to achieve my Masters of Science in Information from the University of Michigan. On the path to it I met some dear and equally talented friends, and it was during this degree that I met and fell in love with my other half.
Shortly after my graduation I gained two new titles, Business owner and Wife. Priceless Photo Preservation, a digitization and archiving company, was founded in 2011. This has led to many amazing connections, and knowledge of business that you cannot acquire unless you have done it. It was in 2013 an opportunity arose, allowing me to follow my aspirations into academia, and even better yet with one of my alma maters, St. Clair County Community College. It was incredibly rewarding being able to work side by side, Librarian and Instructor, with many of the instructors that set me on my path, and be able to reach their students in a similar way they reached me. In December of 2015 I packed up my life and moved just 20 minutes east of Columbus, Ohio. It was time to dip my toes into the water of a bigger institution, Ohio State University, Newark Campus also home to Central Ohio Technical College. While I am still a Jane of all trades, I am able to touch more lives in academia, working towards making a larger difference.
Not only do I have a passion for books, both the reading and repairing of, I have a passion for yarn, fiber, and fabric, be it knitting, spinning, or sewing. I creatively combine colors, shapes and materials, bouncing off of my husband’s leather craft to create unique and beautiful items. It is through these hobbies that I have managed to find and develop relationships I would have never without. I am also an amateur photographer, which leads to far too many photos of my fuzzy cat and inquisitive dog. Bored is not, and has never been, a word in my vocabulary. I am currently never found without a book, a knitting project and my camera.