I attended the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) in Greeley for my undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders and my masters degree in Speech/Language Pathology. After I graduated in 1987, I completed my clinical fellowship year at the University Colorado Health Sciences Center (UCHSC) in Denver, Colorado. I was then hired by UCHSC. I enjoyed the following twelve years working in- and out-patient services with many wonderful opportunities including Otitis Media Clinic, Cleft Lip/Palate Clinic, Special Care Unit for infants, adult brain injury, and burn rehab. I then decided to make a big move in my career and was hired at Adams 12 Five Star Schools in 2000. During my first few years in the District, I worked in a variety of schools but eventually landed at Eagleview Elementary. I have been the Speech/Language Pathologist at Eagleview Elementary since 2002.
I grew up in Sterling, which is a rural farming community in Northeastern Colorado. I met my husband Allen during High School and we have been married since 1985. I have two girls who completed their K-12 education in District 12 and then went on to attend college at Colorado State University (CSU) in Ft. Collins and Grad School at Emory. They are both Physical Therapists. When I am not working, I enjoy reading, gardening, home improvement projects, and cuddling with my cats.