Work Experience


July 1996 - present. Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota.  Courses taught included content related to psychosocial assessment and intervention, occupational science and human occupation, occupational adaptation, and theory in occupational therapy practice. Primary responsibility for coordinating clinical fieldwork for students as the  Level II Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Coordinator (within metro, outside the twin city metropolitan area and international placements), May 1997 to present. Served as advisor for MAOT students from Spring 2003 to present.


2005 – present.   Occupational Therapist for Camp Avanti, affiliated with Summer camp period Special Children’s Center in Hudson, Wisconsin. Work within the camp as demands require including the horse program and the sensory-motor lab; provide consultation to group dynamics; facilitate student volunteer roles from CSC.

June 2000 – 2003.  Consultant to Thunder Spirit Center, formerly known as Thunder Spirit Lodge, Columbia Heights, MN. Community Occupational Therapy Practice, supervised occupational therapy students in non-traditional model. The Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, The College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN

 July 1996 – September 2000.   On-call Occupational Therapist - Fairview Red Wing Hospital, Red Wing, Minnesota - Rehab Dynamics, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota

 1992 - July 1996.  Clinical Faculty, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, Department of Occupational Therapy (Inpatient, Outpatient, Psychiatry, Rehabilitation, Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Neurology)

 1992 - July 1996. Independent Contract Therapist - Hyland Clinic, Van Nuys, California (Pediatrics, Sensory Integration)

1993-1996. Cedar Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California - Consultant to Activities Therapy Department

1993 - June 1996. Per diem Occupational Therapist - University of Southern California University Hospital, Los Angeles, California

1992 – 1995 - Supervisor and Staff Occupational Therapist Ayres Clinic, Torrance, California - (Pediatrics, Sensory Integration)

1994 - Special Services for Groups, Los Angeles, California - Contract Service, (Adolescent gangs)

1991 - 1994 - Clinical Faculty, University of Southern California and University of Southern California University Hospital - Los Angeles, California - (Inpatient Psychiatry, Rehabilitation, Acute care)

1993 - Culpepper Physical Therapy, Los Angeles, California - Home Health Consultant

1989 - 1993 - Director of Adjunctive Therapy and Consultant - Edgemont Hospital, Los Angeles, California - (Inpatient Psychiatry)

1988 - 1991 - Staff Occupational Therapist - Cedar Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California (Inpatient Psychiatry)

1985 - 1988 - Senior Occupational Therapist - Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, San Diego, California - (Inpatient Psychiatry-adolescent, adult; Acute-care, Pediatrics, Neonatal)

1979 - 1985 - Staff Occupational Therapist - Golden Valley Health Center, Golden Valley, Minnesota - (Inpatient Psychiatry, Adolescent, Adult, Children; Medical Surgical)


July 1996 – present - Farmer – Western Wisconsin Consultant, Private Practice – Occupational Therapy, Maiden Rock, WI


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