I was born in Cherrypoint, North Carolina and raised in Ohio County. I completed my undergraduate degrees at Western Kentucky University and University of Louisville. I attended the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program at Indiana University – Purdue University at Indianapolis and am certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. For the past 20 years I have been employed as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for the University of Kentucky where I completed my Master’s degree.

My husband, Dave, and I have two daughters, Phoebe and Abigail and have now come back to be near family in Ohio County.