"Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime" - Chinese Proverb
I am the Contracts Specialist and responsible for bidding on Government contracts to acquire Government business for TRI.
My husband and I live in St. Paul, MN and have two beautiful daughters. We are very proud of our Irish heritage and love to travel to the homeland as often as we can. We love to celebrate St. Patrick’s day with our extended family every year.
I graduated from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN with a BA in Sociology and a Business minor. I started in the Chemical Industry in 1992 shortly after college working with Tony and helped start TRI in 1994 as the Operations Manager. I left in 1996 to move back home to MN. I took a 23 year hiatus from TRI and worked for Cargill in Supply Chain before rejoining TRI in 2019. I am happy to be back in my new role.
I enjoy being outside gardening, walking the dog, or geo caching with my family. I treasure our family time on the North Shore in the Fall hiking and enjoying the beauty. I am an avid hockey fan and love supporting our MN Wild and the MN state high school hockey tourney.
I really like the passion and dedication the team has for making TRI successful.
I have a solid work ethic and hold strong values. People that have worked with me in the past know I am reliable and committed to the success of the business.
I have a good sense of humor and believe laughter is the best medicine!
I will read anything written by Augusten Burroughs, my new recent addiction. He is very entertaining and writes in a way I can relate to. I don’t have a lot of time to listen to podcasts, but when I do I enjoy crime podcasts like Crime Junkie and Counter Clock. When not listening to podcasts, you can usually find my husband and I watching Forensic Files. Must be the sociology major in me.
I would say the best three traits that define me would be loyal, reliable, and curious.
My advice to my younger self would be to listen to your parents. It turns out they did know what they were talking about. Being a parent myself, I understand what they were trying to get across.