Tracey joined the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources in March of 2007. She provides support services to the Wood Research Laboratory and the Wood Products and Wood Products Manufacturing Technology faculty and staff. She also serves as Building Deputy for the Forest Products Building. She came to FNR from the School of Health Sciences where she worked as a faculty secretary for 29 years. Prior to her time with Health Sciences, she was in the Electrical Engineering Department for four years and she worked a while for Agricultural Data Network, so Tracey has a long history with the University. She and husband Steve, also serve as faculty fellows for Owen Hall at Purdue.