I was born and raised in Idaho; graduated from Vallivue High School and the University of Idaho. My husband and I have been married for 33 years and have adopted three children. We now have three grandchildren. I homeschooled our children K-12, except for one year when our youngest attended public school. It was at that time that I joined my local school board. I have also served as a precinct committeeman in Washington state, and as a musician, I served on the board of the Oregon Symphonic Band. I’m currently a member of the Canyon County Symphony. After living in several different states for my husband’s work, we have returned to Idaho to be near family and to fight for conservative values here.