William & Mary is a special place. You don't have to be on campus for very long before you feel it. My fifteen years in University Relations, now University Communications have flown by. I served first as an information manager, then a director of news marketing and now director of news and media. In the course of my job I have had the opportunity to meet with numerous faculty members and administrators. I've also had the pleasure of interacting with countless students. I always learn something.
Many of my colleagues come from a background in journalism. I do not. I graduated -- oh do I have to admit -- nearly 30 years ago from college with a degree in international relations. My career in communications is far from the career in foreign service I had planned. But I love it. My passion is media relations. I love a good story and enjoy the art of placing those stories and getting reporters to the information they seek.
I'm a political junky, though not like I use to be. I enjoy music and have fairly recently taken up the acoustic guitar – an "always wanted to" item I am thoroughly enjoying. I love to be near the water, though not necessarily in it – pool, ocean, river will all do. Also hoping one day I'll have both the time and the money to travel, my once every few decades trips abroad have only served to whet the appetite.