Human Resources Manager, Superior Court of California, County of Placer
Where did you grow up?
Born in Springfield, Missouri and grew up in San Jose, Ca
Finish this sentence: On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me....
..On my back patio having coffee.
What made you want to become a Human Resource professional?
First started at Child Support Services in Payroll. Wanted to learn more in HR.
What college(s) did you attend? Can you list your degrees, any honors, and involvement in Human Resources organizations during school?
B.S in Business Management from San Jose State, Masters in HR Management from National University. Participate in IPMA and SHRM during school.
WORK & PROFESSIONAL LIFE
Describe your responsibilities and some significant projects.
All functions. Recently implementing a new Learning Management System and improving open enrollment.
What is your favorite part about being a Human Resources professional?
Protecting employees and the organization.
What skills do you find most valuable to focus on in your career?
Being neutral, having a good HR Network to be able to discuss HR related situations with.
IPMA-HR & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
How/Why did you get involved?
Got involved to expand my career and get to know new people. I love the workshops and conferences and being able to run ideas past others in HR.
What is your favorite benefit of your involvement in the Sacramento-Mother Lode IPMA-HR Chapter?
Meeting other HR Professionals and making new friends.
If you have one piece of advice to give to young professionals what would it be?
Volunteer, get involved, and be brave to experience things that make you nervous.