I grew up in Utah as the youngest of four children, with three older brothers. Two of my brothers live in Salt Lake, and my oldest brother lives in Arizona. There are ten nieces and nephews on my side of the family. We enjoy getting together over the holidays for barbecues, games, and movies. I served a mission for my church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After my mission I graduated with a dual degree in Special and Elementary Education, in addition to a degree in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education. I taught special education for 4 1/2 years and 4th/5th grades for 3 1/2 years. I currently teach special education at a local elementary school. I absolutely love my job. I enjoy playing the piano and viola, running, politics, plays/musicals, and camping. I completed my first half marathon in April '10 and hope to run a full marathon someday.