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Professor of Counseling

2019 Cuyamaca Teaching Excellence Award Nominee
2010 Golden Coyote Award for Student Services Program Development

2007 California Virtual Teaching Award


I have been teaching and counseling at Cuyamaca College since 2006. I have over 25 years of experience in education which includes teaching and counseling at community college, high schools and graduate students pursing counseling degrees. 

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  • PsyD Student - The Chicago School of Professional Psychology 
  • MA Counseling Education, Point Loma Nazarene University 
  • Pupil Personal Services Credential (to counsel K-12 students in California Public Schools)
  • BA English, with an emphasis in Creative Writing, San Diego State University
  • Single Subject Teaching Credential (To teach Language Arts in California Public Schools)
  • Cross Cultural Language Academic Certificate (CLAD)
  • Distance Counseling Credential
  • College Counseling Certificate
  • Strong Interest Inventory Certified and MBTI Certified
  • Online Teaching Certified
  • Peer Online Couse Review (POCR) Badged


  • Curriculum Co-Chair
  • Community College Program Coordinator/Department Chair, Counselor and Professor
  • Career Services Leader/Coordinator
  • Online Trainer/Mentor
  • Graduate Counseling Educator and Supervisor
  • High School Guidance Counselor
  • Taught English and ESL

"Devote yourself to your community around you & devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose & meaning." - Mitch Albom