I am a born and raised North Idaho girl. After graduating from Bonners Ferry High School, I spent several years traveling the country exploring every nook and cranny I could find. Once the novelty of the nomad lifestyle wore off, I decided it was time to head back to the college scene. I graduated from Lewis-Clark State College with a Bachelor’s of Social Work in 2008 and went on to spend several years in graduate school through the University of Idaho.
For the past 10 years, I found myself immersed in community development working with various non-profits on issues like substance abuse prevention, youth leadership development, advocacy and community networking. I also have a passion for agriculture. My family and I own and operate a small pig farm in the Selle Valley where we raise multiple litters of piglets for 4-H youth and other livestock shows in the Northwest. My thirteen year old son is also actively involved in livestock management and the daily operations of our small farm. He shows pigs on a competitive circuit in the Pacific Northwest and we spend most weekends in the summertime traveling from show to show so he can broaden his knowledge of breeding, raising and showing livestock.
In 2014, I married the love of my life and we have spent the last several years building our family and making memories in beautiful Sandpoint, Idaho. In my free time I love to ride horses, do various crafts, work on small home improvement projects, read, cook and spend time with my family.