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, 21, and Josie, 17. We spend a lot of time watching Josie play varsity softball for Des Moines East High School. I enjoy that a lot as softball is my favorite sport. So we love attending softball games in the summer as well as when she plays in the spring.
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!