I grew up in the Portland area, but always lived on the outskirts in small communities. I moved to the LaPine area in early spring of 1999 and started a family. Both of my children, a daughter and a son, are graduates of Rising Stars Preschool. As my children became more independent, I chose to return to college. I received a Master of Arts in Teaching from George Fox University. I am honored to be given the opportunity to work with this amazing organization to guide the young children in our community. Being a preschool teacher allows me to start these wondrous students on a path of a love for learning. Throughout my life I have had a menagerie of pets that have included dogs, cats, raccoons, chickens, goats and temporary care of opossums and owls, just to name a few! Currently there are just 2 dogs, 2 cats and 2 geckos living within our home. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, kayaking, road trips and going to the beach. I cherish anytime I can get together with family and friends to just hang out and laugh!