I'm a native of San Jose, California, but have lived in Wisconsin for the last 21 years. I currently live in Cedarburg, Wisconsin with my husband, Steve, and Kendall, one of our two daughters (Ryleigh is away at school in Madison).
I graduated from Valley Christian High School and went on to earn an accounting degree from San Jose State University. After college I worked as an auditor for the accounting firm Arthur Young for six years and spent an additional five years working in accounting for a manufacturing company in Madison before moving to the Milwaukee area.
I didn't grow up in a traditional Christian family, but was blessed to have two very loving Christian grandparents who took advantage of every opportunity to share God’s word and His love with me from a very early age. As a result, I became a Christian when I was five years old.
When we moved to Cedarburg in 1998, we started attending Alliance Bible Church and I started volunteering in children’s ministries while my children participated in children’s ministries activities. This eventually led to me becoming the full time Director of Children’s Ministries in March of 2005.
While I was growing up, working with kids wasn’t something I ever envisioned myself doing, but now I can’t imagine doing anything else. I’m so blessed to be able to share God’s word and His love with the kids and I’m so grateful that God has called me to serve Him in this way.
In my spare time I enjoy reading and sewing. I also love to watch football and am a San Francisco Forty-Niners fan. As hard as my husband has tried over the years, he still hasn't been able to convert me to a Packer’s fan, but is still working on it!