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Albright College, Reading, PA
Bachelor of Applied Science, Psychology & Organizational Behavior, May 2002

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, Lancaster, PA
Associate of Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering, May 2001

Lancaster County Career and Technology Centers, Willow Street, PA
Mechanical Drafting, June 1987

Gemological Institute of America, Santa Monica, CA
Diamond Grading, February 1983

S.A.C.A. School of Business and Trade, Lancaster, PA
Bookkeeping/Recordskeeping, February 1983

Bowman Technical School, Lancaster, PA
Jewelry Manufacture, Repair, and Stone Setting, June 1981


Distinctive Designs, New Providence, PA
Proprietor, 1982-present
Design, manufacture, and repair of karat gold, sterling, and estate jewelry

Machinery Products Co., Lancaster, PA
Chief Inspector/Quality Control, 1987-1989
  • Responsible for implementing/maintaining inspection/process improvement procedures for: CNC, secondary operations, assembly departments first piece through final audit.
  • Setup/maintained, SPC, calibration, gages, tool/machine capability, Rockwell/surface testing.
  • Developed/implemented testing program of applicants, and a training program for new and existing employees in metrology equipment and procedures.

U.S. Department of Commerce, Philadelphia, PA
Interviewer, 1986-1987
Conducted various surveys, collected, recorded, collated data in preparation for documentation.

Stable Energy Sources/ Herley Microwave Systems, Lancaster, PA
Quality Assurance Inspector, 1985
Inspection of microwave components for defense and communications industries.
Authorized procurements, conducted/maintained vendor audits/reviews, and C of C files.


Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, Lancaster, PA
  • Developing a 5 year plan and procurements for a Metrology Lab
  • Conduct metrology labs and seminars for freshman students
  • Founder and Motivational Speaker for WITT organization (Women In Tech & Trades)
  • Technical consultant/role model for A.C.T. program (Accessing Careers in Technology)
  • Founder of Scout Day at the Tech and Summer Tech Camp for Girl Scouts

Penn Laurel Girl Scout Council, Lancaster, PA
Troop Leader, Organizer/Consultant, Contemporary Issues Consultant, Event Director

Sexual Assault Prevention and Counseling Center, Lancaster, PA
Support Services Counselor, Public Speaker for Preventative Education Programs

New Options/New Choices Program, Lancaster, PA
Motivational Speaker, Mentor, Role Model, Shadowing Volunteer

  • Society of Mechanical Engineers Chapter 89; Chapter S-288, Executive Officer, 1999-2001
  • Student Congress Representative, 1999-00; Executive Officer, 2000-01
  • Allocations Committee Chair at Thaddeus Stevens College, 2000-02
  • Advocate for Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Women's
  • Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Alumni Association
  • Professional Jewelers Guild
  • Junior Achievement Young Women's Futures Symposium Committee Member


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