I was born in Cody Wyoming and Graduated from Cody high school. I got my teaching degree from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, my masters degree education in technology at Lesley College in Boston Massachusetts. I have been teaching in the Joliet school system in second grade, and third grade and many years of fourth grade science. I have been state elementary president for over 10 years. I have been county library for carbon county and a scout leader; brownies through senior age girls. I have coached Odyssey of the Mind for over 15 years. I am a proud member of the Lions Club in Joliet, and one of the founders and director of the community adult playgroup the Free-Range Bananas and Mining Company.