I was born and raised in Colorado, graduating from George Washington High School. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Colorado in Boulder. At that point in my life I moved to the Central Coast of California, where I worked for a non-profit agency that provided mental health services to low income families. Upon moving back to Colorado I continued my career in the mental health field, working as a counselor at Denver Children’s Home and later as a mental health worker at The Children’s Hospital. At that point, I went began attending the University of Colorado to earn my Elementary Education Teaching Certificate.
I spent my first three years as a teacher in Adams 14, teaching 3rd and 4th grade there. At the time, my family and I were living in the Eagleview attendance area, and my oldest son attended Kindergarten in Ms. Killick’s classroom. I was so impressed by the education he was receiving , as well as the warm community that I followed him to Eagleview, where I have been teaching ever since. I am proud to be part of such a kind, child-centered community.