I received my Bachelor of Science in Math Education at Utah State University and taught math in public schools for eight years. I also earned a Masters of Business Administration Degree from Utah State University. I later taught for several years at Utah Valley University in the Developmental Math Department as an adjunct professor. I am currently a full-time mom to three teenagers and a wife to a wonderful husband.
I believe in the value of community service. Early on in my life, I volunteered with Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and served as the Utah affiliate Committee Treasurer and Race for the Cure race day Vendor Coordinator. Later on, I donated time as a tutor with the Salt Lake homeless shelter and Juvenile detention center. Shortly after moving to Lehi in 2001, I volunteered as a math tutor at Lehi High School.
When my children were old enough, I encouraged them to volunteer at the Rippy Literacy Center and one even earned the Presidential Service Award. More recently, I have spent the last 6 years on the Lehi City Parks Committee serving as Committee Chair for three years and currently serving as Co-Chair.
I am also the current President of the Traverse Mountain Trails Association, a nonprofit organization that works with the cities of Draper and Lehi to build natural trails in the Corner Canyon and Traverse Mountain areas. Closer to home, I am a volunteer coach for the Skyridge Highschool mountain bike team where our children ride on the team. I believe our community is enriched when each of us does what we can to serve.
My family and I have lived in Lehi City for 20 years. Spending these past several years volunteering with these cities has given me an inside look at how municipalities run and operate. I want to add my unique skills of business management, determination, focus, logic, kindness and understanding to the city council to help guide the city in the right direction.