I live in Hillsboro with my husband, Richard. Richard is an engineer at the Kincaid Power Station. We have one daughter, Breann, who is an administrator/city planner for the city of Highland. I graduated from Hillsboro High School and continued my education at the University of Illinois at Springfield. I majored in English with an elementary education certificate, along with middle school endorsements in English and social studies. I have taught first grade, fifth grade and sixth grade language in the Hillsboro School District.
My hobbies are reading, biking, and cooking. I especially enjoy reading fiction/nonfiction novels and biographies as well as riding on bike trails. Trying new recipes is fun, and I like to learn recipes and tips from the cooking shows.