Bachelor of Science in Accountancy with a Minor in Spanish - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2010
Master of Accounting Science 2011
Awards & Recognitions
Graduated Highest Honors (top 3%) and “Bronze Tablet”
Certified Public Accountant
Accounting Club Sponsor
How do you inspire your students to learn? I inspire students to learn accounting by making the material come alive to them. I do this by using my own personal work experience in both the non-profit and small business industries so that I can apply these experiences directly to my students’ own personal lives and professional goals. Many of our students have dreams of starting their own small business someday, and I thrive on tying the accounting that I teach in these classes to these students’ futures needs and professional goals.
What did you do before you began teaching at Kaskaskia College? Prior to teaching at Kaskaskia College, I spent 5 years working full-time as the Director of Development and Finance and then the Vice President of Development and Finance at Father McGivney Catholic High School in Glen Carbon, Illinois. As the VP of Development and Finance, I oversaw all of the financial and business operations of the newly founded Catholic High School as well as all of the fundraising and recruiting activities of the school. Outside of my work at Father McGivney, I also helped, and continue to assist, my family run our restaurant, Michael’s Restaurant, in Highland, Illinois. My great-grandfather and great-grandmother started this restaurant 77 years ago and still resides with my family to this day.