I am a lifelong Arizonan and I have been blessed to live in various parts of our state. I was raised in Apache Junction and graduated from Apache Junction High School. My father, Ed, was a police officer who climbed the ranks to eventually become Chief of Police in Prescott Valley. My mother, Karen, was a school teacher. So my love for first responders and quality schools has obvious roots!
I graduated with a BA in English and a minor in political science from Northern Arizona University and I worked for 8 years before eventually going to law school. I earned my law degree from Arizona State University and was admitted to practice law in 2001.
Over the years since, I have spent time as an attorney, a full-time mother, and even a substitute teacher and special education paraprofessional in the Cave Creek Unified School District. I have been blessed with a wonderful husband, David, and my beautiful daughter, Grace, and we are members of Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church in Cave Creek.