I am the Financial Assistant for the Department of Communication, where I started in February 2011. I began my career at UCSB in July 2008 as a limited employee in the Early Academic Outreach Department as an Administrative Assistant. Prior to UCSB, I worked for 20 years as the Chief Financial Officer for our family owned construction company now operated by my husband, son, and daughter in the Northern Santa Barbara County area. I have been married since 1979 and we have three grown children and five grandchildren, all living within two miles of us in the Lompoc area. My husband and I enjoy spending time with our family and friends and serve on the Hospitality Team at our church, participating in community events throughout the year. Our grandchildren keep us busy with all of their various sporting events. We also enjoy family vacations together each year along with birthday and holiday celebrations. My husband and I enjoy traveling and plan to do a lot more of it when we both retire.