I was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. When I was ten years old my family moved to Winter Park, Florida (a suburb of Orlando). I attended Florida State University where I received a Bachelor and Masters of Social Work. After college my sister and I moved to Minneapolis. When people hear this they always ask, “why?!” My mom’s family is from Minneapolis and we often visited during the summer and went to a lake resort up north. I fell in love with Minnesota. I have been working in Hopkins since 2006, for most of that time at North Junior High, which will always have a special place in my heart. My husband, Jon and I met soon after I moved to Minneapolis and married in 2009. I have two lovely grown step daughters, Courtney and Kailey. The highlights of my life are my daughter, Zoe that was born in 2011 and my son, Luke that was born in 2012!