BLI Graduation Year: 2015
SEI Design Group
Senior Project Manager
Tell us briefly about yourself and please update your classmates on your personal/professional experiences since graduating from BLI:
I’m a transplant to the Binghamton area but after raising three grown children in Vestal, this is my community. I have worked in various positions in architectural firms for over 30 years, and since graduating from BLI in 2015, I’ve accepted a position as Senior Project Manager with SEI DESIGN GROUP. SEI provides architecture, planning and consulting services to Pre-K – 12 School District, Higher Education, Healthcare, Hospitality and Commercial clients. SEI was established to provide responsive design, superior quality, and exceptional client support while creating a positive, productive work environment and culture for their valued employees. While my husband and I miss the multiple activities our children were involved in, we enjoy the time we now have to attend the many events in the Southern Tier.
I enjoy reading and viewing historical books and movies. Especially those involving England and Ireland as my grandparents immigrated from those countries and I had the opportunity to visit my extended family in 2016.
Current and Past Notable Civic Activities:
I served on the BLI Alumni Board from 2015-2019, and was treasurer from 2016-2019. I have also acted as the Logistics Chair of the BLI Canstruction Committee for the last three years and participated in the event from its inception in 2013.
I love to do anything outside including walking and hiking with my dog Maddie.
How did your BLI experience change your perception of the community, and motivate you to become more involved in the community?
BLI gave me the opportunity to “peek behind the curtain” of the Greater Binghamton Community and meet lifelong friends from many walks of life.
What was your most memorable BLI activity/moment?
Eating a meal at the Broome County Correctional Facility
What was the most valuable benefit to you from your BLI experience?
I am more aware of not only where community has been, but where it is heading in the future.
What “nugget of wisdom” do you have for your fellow BLI alum?
Take advantage of the opportunities of being a BLI Alumni and stay involved.