I graduated from Floyd Valley High School and received my A.A. degree from Northwestern College. I worked for four years as bookkeeper at Med-Tec, and provided home day care for five years. I began work at Orange City Elementary School in 1998 as the school secretary.
Life Outside Orange City Elementary
I'm married to Galen, who works as an automotive technician at Ver Hoef Automotive in Sioux Center. We have three children: Josh, Andrew, and Caitlyn, who are all students. We enjoy watching our children participate in sports, and spend many weekends traveling with basketball and baseball teams and cheering on our sons. I enjoy reading, camping, walking and crafts.