I grew up in Rock Rapids, IA. I graduated high school in 2004. I eventually went to SDSU to get my degree in teaching. I wanted to be a teacher because I wanted to be a positive influence in student's lives. When I graduated college in 2011, my husband and I found jobs here in Ellsworth. I teach Family and Consumer Sciences. My husband (Peter) teaches high school Math. We have three kids, Emily (5), Caleb (3), and Nora (1). I love camping, Minnesota Twins baseball, and blogging.