Like many in our industry I got my start in the Nuclear Navy. After six years as an electrician on a nuclear fast attack submarine I landed a job as an auxiliary operator at CP&L’s Brunswick Nuclear Plant (BWR). I worked my way up the operations ladder as a Reactor Operator (RO) and then a Senior Reactor Operator (SRO). I have been through license class three times. Twice at Brunswick for my RO and SRO licenses, and once for my SRO license for Salem. These learning experiences gave me a great appreciation for what we put our students through and the commitment it takes to succeed in this industry.
Even though I am now an INPO certified instructor, I believe it was the experience of sitting through multiple licensing classes that shaped me as a teacher. I gained the insights I needed to recognize the best ways to teach difficult subjects and how to keep students engaged throughout the process.
Since joining Hyperspring in 2009, I have helped grow the company to more than 100 employees. By being active in the industry, we pride ourselves in understanding and anticipating our clients’ needs – and our guiding principals reflect that. Our commitment enables us to provide the right resource solution every time. When not teaching and growing Hyperspring, I enjoy relaxing with family and friends. In the summer you can find me at the lake boating and playing with our jet skis and in the winter on a snowmobile trail in upstate NY.
I began my career in 1979 at Southern California Edison San Onofre Unit One. At that time the industry was changing rapidly and I was excited to find a career that was new, open, exciting, rewarding and expanding. My original intention of a career in medical research was forgotten and my focus shifted to becoming part of providing clean, safe reliable power. The nuclear industry is fast paced, and providing staff to plants across the country has given me a unique perspective of industry issues. I find it very rewarding to help clients find the right person and put them in the right position. In doing so, I have been fortunate to develop and nurture relationships with people that became much more than clients, candidates or employees – they became extended family.
I joined the Hyperspring family in 2009, after having established relationships with several of the partners back in the early 1990s. My passion for my large extended family (human and animal) is well known and frequently discussed. I am a mother, grandmother and recently great-grandmother. I love German Shepherds – especially my beautiful two-year-old sable/mink female named Rolex. Of course being a North Carolinian, I am excellent at barbeque. I have a smoking recipe based upon a traditional NC Lexington pulled-pork style that some of my good friends have had a chance to taste thanks to Fed-Ex overnight!
I have more than 20 years of experience in the nuclear and energy industries, starting at a commercial nuclear facility and continuing with extensive DOE and DoD experience. I am a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), and a certified Oracle Primavera P6 Administrator. I have been privileged to be involved in some wonderfully complex and challenging projects in my career, and find our industry fascinating.
I joined Hyperspring in 2018 following previous professional relationships with several of the company’s principals. I believe in their vision and ability to continue to grow the company as an industry leader.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends in the great outdoors, particularly at the beach, the lake, the mountains, and at festivals. I also enjoy reading, playing with my dogs, and watching nature from our “paradise porch”.
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