I was born in Springfield, Missouri and lived there for most of my life until moving to Arizona in 2005. I have raised three children, and I graduated from Drury College by bartending and serving before I went to work at the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners as a Correctional Officer for nine years and Correctional Counselor for two years.
After this time, I decided that I wanted to do something to give back and try to help others before they ended up in the criminal justice system.
After moving to Arizona and relocation from Phoenix to Cordes Lakes, I began work at Spring Ridge Academy and have held a number of different jobs here and have been a Community Life Director for over 4 years. I love working with our population of teenage girls and even though they can be challenging I find the work very fulfilling and rewarding.
I have black belts in two different styles of martial arts, and my hobbies are exploring abandoned mines and ghost towns, camping and hiking.