Was there a defining moment when you knew you were destined to become a creative professional?
When I was hired as a marketing trainee for Scovill Manufacturing in Waterbury, Connecticut.
How do you weave your professional background into the classroom experience?
I’ve been involved in sales and marketing for over 40 years. I’ve worked for Fortune 500 corporations, and I owned my own business for 16 years. I’m able to take all that experience and share it with my students in a way that translates directly to the areas we’re studying.
How does collaboration contribute to students’ success?
I believe that teamwork and group activities help students learn the importance of group dynamics and organizational skills, which they’ll need when they get out in the real world.
What’s the most important thing you impart to students to help them succeed in class and the real world?
It can be done. I believe in you, and you’re not alone.