I grew up in Morning Sun, a tiny town in southeast Iowa. I graduated from Wapello High School in 1995 and then attended the court reporting program at AIC in Davenport, Iowa. I started working as an on-site CART provider in 1999 at the University of Iowa. In 2007 I started freelance reporting for Carson Reporting in Cedar Rapids. I now live in Des Moines and still freelance for Carson, occasionally take overflow for others, and I provide on-site CART services for the Deaf Services Commission of Iowa, as well as any other CART jobs that may pop up.
I live with my fiancé, Scott (no wedding date yet!), on the southeast side of Des Moines. He has two children, Austin, 19, and Josie, 15. We spend a lot of time in the summer watching Josie play varsity softball for Des Moines East High School as well as a traveling ball club in the spring and fall. I enjoy that a lot as softball is my favorite sport. We enjoy traveling together to the tournaments out of town.
My hobbies include flower gardening, reading, bike riding and watching Nascar. Scott and I also enjoy traveling together when we can, usually to a Nascar race, and we also enjoy attending Iowa Hawkeyes games (or at least tailgating) when we get the chance. GO HAWKS!