I received my BA in English from Texas State University and studied accounting at St. Edward's University in Texas. After college I joined the Civil Air Patrol as a 2nd Lieutenant and received my Private Pilot's License Single Engine Land. I moved to Georgia and started a family. When my boys were young we started training in Taekwondo; 11 years later we had our black belts in Taekwondo and green belts in Shorin Kung Fu. I was a volunteer for 12 years at Hospice in Atlanta and in Colorado Springs paying it forward for the dedicated work that they do. I love spending time with my young adult children, which always involves food. I look forward to winding most days up with a cup of tea and a good book.