I was born and raised in St. Joseph, Missouri, which is in the northwestern part of the state along the Missouri River. I graduated from Central High School. Growing up, I loved to play outside with pets and being in nature. I loved school and played school in our basement when I came home from school. I had wonderful friends and teachers and a very fun childhood.
The University of Minnesota is where I came for a degree in Communication Disorders followed by a Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Saint Mary’s. I also obtained both an Education Specialist Degree in Educational Administration, and a Masters Degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology.
My career has lead me to:
During my career, I am most proud of the following:
I have two Golden Retrievers, Lindee and Oakley, and three horses, Mirage, Aggie and Baby Grace. When I am not at school, I love to read and write and explore nature, and have fun with friends.
In closing, I would like to leave you with two thoughts: I like to laugh at life in general, funny movies, and laugh with friends. My favorite quote is: “You cannot always control external events, but you can control your reaction to them by what you believe and what you do.”