I am originally from eastern Iowa where I graduated from Kirkwood College and Clarke University with degrees in Business Administration and Marketing Management. I’ve had a long career in Christian publishing, working on staff with Christianity Today International and the Willow Creek Association; and later with East-West, a Chicago-based Christian advertising agency working closely with publishers Tyndale House and Zondervan. I relocated to the Atlanta area in 2004 to work for Injoy.

I first started homeschooling in 2007 when there weren’t as many options in home education and connections with other homeschooling families were rare. I can’t believe how the options for homeschooling have grown over the years. I love teaching at Learnwell because I see every day how it provides a great combination of home education learning as well as connections for families who make the choice to homeschool their children. I sure wish I had that kind of support when I was in the trenches.

Though I have homeschooled elementary, middle and high school, I have a particular love for teaching the younger grades. I’m most excited when something just “clicks” for my students and I see them take leaps forward in their learning. Even more so, I thrive on seeing students not only learn, but develop a love of learning.

I live in Cumming, GA with my husband of more than 25 years and have four children- two in college and two in high school. In my spare time I enjoy gardening and working on our home’s many restoration and remodeling projects.