I started teaching in 1986. I have taught all levels of art education K-12. I have taught at Pella Community Schools since 2013. I enjoy teaching art because of the importance that creativity and the arts bring to a well rounded education. I also run my own art studio and am an artist that sells and produces my own body of work. I attended the University of Northern Iowa, and my husband is also a teacher. We enjoy hiking, walking and being in nature in our free time. We have three children.