I was born in Vermillion and had the privilege of going through the Vermillion Public School System. I received my Bachelors from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management and subsequently moved to Germany. After being self-employed for many years, I started working in the banking industry where I ended up in project management. In 2017, I moved back to Vermillion. I work in IT at the University of South Dakota as a PMO manager.
Education has always been important part of my life. I come from a long line of educators so it only seemed natural that when my children were younger, I volunteered in elementary reading and English as a second language programs. I also completed graduate work in linguistics and received a Diploma from the Open University in the UK. I have two boys. Emile attends the Vermillion High School and Armand is at USD. I look forward to working with the rest of the Board to support our Vermillion School District.