I started with Cadence in 2010 as a Preschool, then Kindergarten Teacher, and I'm currently serving as the Portland Director. I moved from Michigan to Oregon in 2008 and love the Pacific Northwest so much! I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Western Michigan University. I love incorporating art, music, and dance into lessons and curriculum as I feel these subjects enhance the learning objectives as well as make learning FUN! I have a passion for recycled art, hiking, traveling, and camping with my husband, friends, and family. I have loved my time with Cadence and hope to continue helping your children grow and blossom into the best humans they can be!