Colleen Clukey received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Gonzaga University and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Seattle University.
Colleen worked for a radio and television station for a year and a half after receiving her undergrad degree in Communications. She ultimately decided that her passion was in the social justice arena rather than the entertainment industry so she left the television station and sought a different kind of opportunity. She was hired as a Case Manager for the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) with the State of Washington. This change of career began a 20 year stretch in social programs. After moving to the Seattle area in 1992 her focus shifted to agencies dealing with children and family; underserved populations; and international adoption. When the last of Colleen's four children completed their own education Colleen went back to school to get her graduate degree in Counseling (with the specific hope to work in Community College) and graduated with honors from Seattle University. After grad school she began her counseling work at Highline Community College and then moved to South Puget Sound Community College in 2008.
Colleen is busy in her personal life with her husband, Dave; their dog, Charlie; their 4 adult children and their families (which include 6 grandchildren). She enjoys "playing around" with various art media; reading the kind of books she can get lost in; creative writing; and traveling whenever possible. One of her favorite things to do when traveling to new places is to see it from a helicopter.