In the early days of my career, I was asked to play professional softball but declined the offer. I then toured as a sponsored racquetball player and considered making this my future. Without a doubt, being an athlete for most of my life, the concept of training played a significant role in the development of the principles that guide my life.
As a student at San Diego State University, I majored in Telecommunications and Film. Thus, I began my career in radio and television. Eventually, I got in front of the microphone and camera as the host of many different radio programs, a couple of TV shows, and a number of commercials. These experiences led to the creation of the Higher Ways radio show designed to educate and equip women to achieve excellence.
For over thirty years, I have worked with tweens, teens, and adults through workshops, retreats, and colleges. Some of the organizations include: The Girl Scouts of America, The Physically Challenged Women's Support Group, and Daughters of Destiny. In a society that places a great deal of worth on the exterior, I encourage people to remember their interior life. Richard Foster best describes my thoughts in Celebration of Discipline, "Superficiality is the curse of our age. The doctrine of instant gratification is a primary spiritual problem. The desperate need today is not for a greater number of intelligent people, or gifted people, but for deep people."
Doctorate of Education/Educational Leadership Liberty University Research: A Phenomenological Study of Facebook Messages from Female Friends to Middle School Girls and the Multi-Dimensional Effect on Self-Esteem
Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership Liberty University
Masters Degree in Dramatic Communication Regent University Thesis: Two-Woman Comedy Teams
Bachelors Degree in Telecommunications and Film; Radio/TV writing emphasis San Diego State University
Nondenominational Ordained Minister Carol Jackson Ministries, Inc.
Faculty of the Year in the School of Liberal Arts Excelsior College, 2014.
Head of the Communication Department Nyack College, 2002-2003.
Elected to The Council of Graduate Students/Communication Department Regent University, 1992-1993.
Selected for Leadership Contra Costa Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce, 1989-1990.
Cofounder of Teen Retreats in Northern California Women's Aglow International, 1986-1991.