2000-present Champion Communications, owner & CEO; full-time motivational speaker and free-lance corporate trainer
Adjunct faculty, Professional Communications Skills, Mississippi College, Clinton, Miss.
1990-2000 Full-time faculty, Instructor of Oral Communications, Debate and Theater, Miss. Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis Campus, Gulfport, Miss.
1989-1991 Adjunct faculty, Oral Communications and Theater Appreciation, William Carey College, Gulfport, Miss.
1971-1990 Gulfport High School, Gulfport, Miss.
Teacher, Speech, Debate and Theater
  • Master of Science, Communications, University of Southern Mississippi

  • Bachelor of Science, Speech Education, University of Southern Mississippi
  • Author of two books, "Blow A Bubble, Not A Gasket: 101 Ways to Reduce Stress and Add Fun to Your Life" and “Develop the Habit of Joy: A 21-Day Devotional”
  • Professional member of the National Speakers Association
  • Speaker for more than 1,000 national, state and local conferences
  • Listed in Who's Who Among American Teachers 2000
  • Keynote address, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America 2002 National Conference
  • Keynote address, National Girl Scouts Product Sales Conference, Orlando, FL
  • Keynote address, Mississippi Association of Colleges
  • Conference speaker, Federally Employed Women's National Conventions, 7 years
  • Leadership trainer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in KY, MO, AR and GA
  • Teamwork Trainer, Federal Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Washington, D.C.
  • Creator of Champion Communications, including speaking, writing and products
  • Past president, Mississippi Theatre Association; also past VP and secretary
  • Founder and former coach, Miss. Gulf Coast Community College Jefferson Davis Campus Intercollegiate Debate Team
  • Coach of seven state high school debate championships
  • Six-time winner of Best Director, South State Drama Festival
  • Best High School Director in Mississippi, State Drama Festival, 1990
  • Director of more than 50 plays and musicals
  • Outstanding Educator Award presented by Gulfport Jaycees