Being a child of missionaries, I grew up in various parts of the world, including South Africa, Portugal, Swaziland, and the US. My experience left me with a desire to serve others. To that extent, I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Education, specializing in English as a Second Language. During the first part of my career, I had the privilege of starting up a new ESL program at York Elementary School and was a part of writing the state standards for ESL across the state of Nebraska. The second part of my career focused on nutrition, where I graduated from the Integrative Institute of Nutrition. I have been married to my husband for 24 years. We are parents to two amazing children, the class of 2024 and 2027.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? a teacher
Why do you choose to work at CCA? I love being a part of a community that is making a difference in students' lives.
What is one fun fact about you? I am part of a co-ed indoor soccer league.
What is your favorite book of all time? Ranger's Apprentice series - I love John Flanagan's sense of humor and the way his characters grow throughout the series.
What is one thing that can instantly make your day better? Spending time with friends and family.
What do you like to do for fun? I really enjoy doing any activity with my family - escape rooms, top golf, or movie night.