Attended Kirksville schools from K through 12, in Kirksville, Mo. and graduated in 1988. Some of my interests and classes in school included auto mechanics with added knowledge in electrical, plumbing, carpentry and mechanical skills over the years. All of this cumulating in the building of my own tiny house as well as many other projects on the farm. After having different blue collar jobs, at age 33, attended college maintaining a 4.0 GPA throughout. Graduated with a BA in History and Missouri Teaching Certificate. Taught History/Social Science 6-12 for 8 years in Southwest Missouri.
The love of hunting and animals made weekends on my grandparents farm, while growing up, a very special time in my life. My interests are quite varied including reading, hunting, flower gardening, carpentry, camping and animal husbandry.
Purchased first farm in 1991, raised sheep, goats, pigs and cattle, second property in 2000 and currently raise ---Kune hogs and Boer X goats for market/sale.
Married to a wonderful, supportive man, David, who is the love of my life.