I grew up on a farm in Presho, SD. My Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education is from Black Hills State University, and my Master’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction is from Chadron State College. Currently, I am working on my Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership through the University of South Dakota. I have been teaching elementary for 9 years and have coached middle school volleyball and track. My husband, Eric, and I live in Spearfish, and we have a lovable goldendoodle named Andi. In my spare time, I enjoy biking, working out, hunting, camping, and reading. I also instruct yoga, cycling, and CrossFit at a local gym. I am involved in many other community groups and activities. I joined this board because I believe in giving back. I also had braces (twice) and understand the positive impact of a confident smile!