I was born and raised in a quiet rural community before moving to beautiful Winston-Salem. My husband, Jeff and I have been blessed with 7 wonderful children in our large blended family. I earned my bachelor's degree in elementary education and master's degree in language education from Indiana University. I have been a small business owner, executive with the Boy Scouts of America and a public school teacher. I am a staunch advocate for children and education. I have found that throughout all of my experiences I have a heart for public service and I would be honored to serve the 5th district as your representative.