I grew up in Bettendorf, Iowa, within sight of the Mississippi River. I earned a degree in Theatre Arts and a pre-law certificate at St. Ambrose University, in Davenport, Iowa. After graduation, I moved to the amazing city of Chicago, performing in and directing plays around the Midwest. Eventually, I moved to California where I appeared on stage and in a few short films before seeking my teaching credential at California State University at Northridge.
I am proud to say I am a special education teacher. I live in Burbank, California, with my family and our beloved dog, Rosie.