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 two amazing sons, both of whom now attend Lumen Christi.
Every day I am impressed by the students in this school. They have a true joy for life and exhibit kindness and respect on a daily basis. Their attitudes, dedication to academics and school spirit are a testament to the school’s mission and core values. I can think of no better place than this school for young women and men to launch from.
I currently serve on the Board of Directors for the Sitka Music Festival; am a compassionate care volunteer for the No One Dies Alone program at Providence Hospital; have a passion for international travel and love to read.