LBRE Black Advisory Committee Member Spotlight
In April of 1988, I started at Stanford University… that’s creeping into 34 years! Most recently, I was a Project Executive in LBRE’s Department of Project Management, but effective February 1, 2022 I am now retired! I’m also a Stanford Alum, class of 76’
I started in what was then Facilities Project Management. Through the years, I’ve been a Construction Administrator, Construction Manager, Project Manager and lastly Project Executive. Well, and retired.
I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri in a big family of eight (six kids). I came to California to go to college. After college, I worked for a General Contractor for 12 years. I started as an apprentice carpenter, then foreman and finally a superintendent. I was the only woman on most projects.
I’ve had the pleasure of working on wonderful projects at Stanford over the years. My first project was Parking Structure 2. After the Loma Prieta Earthquake, I was part of the team that installed temporary trailers to get the University operating again quickly. Thankfully, the only ones left are the Galvez trailers and Babmi.
One of the benefits of working in the Department of Project Management (DPM) is the variety of projects that we build. Among the projects that I’ve worked on were: Labs - Clark Center, Y2E2; Art buildings - Bing, Anderson, the Frost Amphitheater Upgrade; Office buildings - The Black Community Services Center, Denning House; The Windhover Contemplation Center.
I’m currently VP of LBRE’s Black Advisory Committee and have been working with a subgroup in DPM to diversify our contractor and consultant teams and vendors. This includes expanding our database of contractors and consultants, including diversity, equity, and inclusion language in proposal requests and evaluation criteria, and tracking dollars spent toward small, minority, and veteran-owned firms.
As a Certified Healing Touch Professional I have volunteered with Healing Partners at Stanford since 2010, offering therapy to clients who are in active cancer treatment. I recently completed Applied Compassion Training at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford.
I live in Mountain View with my husband, Kimble, and have two wonderful sons, Louis and Martin. My oldest was married in 2020 and I finally have a daughter (Jess)! I have three sisters who are my best friends.
I’ve always been active and hike, swim and bike regularly. I discovered Tai Chi recently and recommend it for cranky joints and managing stress. I also love reading and quilting.
My family loves to travel together and we look forward to being able to roam freely again.