Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

B.S., Elementary Education, 1997

Minor, History


Monmouth Elementary School Monmouth, Oregon

Teacher January 1998-June 1998

First grade.  Broad spectrum of students.  Four with ADHD, one with Autism, six bilingual (Spanish as their first language).

Bud To Blossom Preschool Salem, Oregon

Teacher September 1998-December 1998

Preschool, ages 3-5.  Emphasis on creative writing and art expressionism.

Salem/Keizer School District Salem, Oregon


First grade.  Ten of my students were bilingual (Spanish as their first language).

Rah Gymnastics Centerville, Utah

Teacher January-May 2013

Ages 3-6.  Fundamentals of tumbling.

Stephens Tumbling Centerville, Utah

Teacher June 25-current

Ages 6-7.  Fundamentals of tumbling

Ages 16-18.  Private lessons.

Davis School District

Elementary School Librarian January-May 2013


Volunteer teacher, Dallas, Texas.  Taught English to Russian, Spanish, and Indian speaking children.  June-August 1992.

Volunteer for the LDS Young Women Organization.  Provide character building       activities for girls ages 12-17.  September 1997-May 2002 and April 2013 – present.

Involved with the Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome Organization,       helping to raise awareness and promote a cure.

Mother of three children

Author of Eyes of the Unknown, Eyes of the Searchers, Eyes of the Others, Soul Sisters, Spirit Keepers, and Honored.

Avid reader of YA fiction, classics, children’s literature, and American and World history.

Girl Scout troop leader for the Daisies (age 6).

Volunteer reading teacher and math assistant for Tolman Elementary.

Enjoy competing in 10K and half-marathons for running, writing, and diy projects.


The Rim in Bryce Canyon with a three month old baby strapped to my back and explored the wonder of the Hoodoos.

Arches National park.

Camped and hiked in Capitol Reef National Park.

Diamond Head State Monument in Oahu with a two year old on my back.

Crater Lake, Oregon.

Silver Falls, Oregon

Mt. Rainier National Park


Jackson Lake, Teton National Park

Causey Reservoir, Utah

Grapevine Lake, Texas

St. Petersburg, Florida

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