In January of 1995, I was appointed as a U.S. Probation Officer in the Northern District of New York; promoted to Senior U.S. Probation Officer/Team Leader & Sentencing Guideline Specialist in April of 1999; and promoted to Supervising U.S. Probation Officer in August of 2003. As a supervisor, I have had oversight of a combined presentence and pretrial investigation unit in the Albany office. During my career in Northern New York I have served as assistant firearms instructor and a member of the Critical Incident Stress Management team. Since 2001, I have been the POAG representative for Northern New York and am currently a member of the district search team. I obtained a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany in 1990. Prior to federal service I was employed at an inpatient substance abuse treatment facility, as well as an adjunct professor in criminal justice at an upstate New York community college. I have been a member of FPPOA since first begin sworn-in as an officer in 1995 and for the past two years have been the Secretary/Treasurer of the FPPOA Northeast Region. I am also a career long member of FLEOA. For the past few years I have returned to teach criminal justice at a local community college in the Albany area. In September of 2008, I was awarded the Manager of the Year in the Northern District of New York.