I was born & raised in Ketchikan with 2 amazing sisters and a large, extended family by my side – we are proud to be able to trace our family ancestry back to John Gore, who sailed to Alaska with Captain Cook in 1778.
In 1989 I moved to Anchorage after graduating from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a BA in Liberal Arts (English & History). I later went on to earn a Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of Washington. and then worked at the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center and for the State of Alaska, Division of Women’s, Children’s and Family Health for over a decade each. I retired from public health after a fulfilling 20+ year career and spent the next few years at home raising 2 amazing sons, both of whom now attend Lumen Christi.
Every day I am impressed by the students in this school, the kindness and respect that they show to each other and to the teachers and staff are testament to the school’s mission and core values. I can think of no better place than Lumen Christi for young men and women to launch from.
I currently serve on the Board of Directors for the Sitka Summer Music Festival, have a passion for international travel, and love to read.