I originally earned an Associate's Degree in Communications from Springfield Technical Community College in Springfield Mass. From there I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Emerson College in Boston, Mass. One day, I found myself first on scene of a tour bus accident with injured people. As a reporter for a local radio station I was unable to properly help the injured. After reflecting on this incident I decided to go into EMS and took my first EMT class in 1987 at Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. In 1990 I decided to elevate my education again and received my Paramedic Credentials from Dutchess County Community College. I worked for Sloper-Willen Community Ambulance in Wappinger's Falls. I was promoted to Director of Operations until the company was closed. That is when I found my home at NDP. I started as a Shift Supervisor and now reprise my role as the Human Resources Director.