I grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. I have 8 siblings and my parents went from farming into church planting in Nevada. I attended Westmont College in California for 2 years and then completed my degree in Psychology at the University of Nevada-Reno. I got married in 1986 and was married for 20 years. I have three young adult children, a son and two daughters. I received my M.A. degree in Counseling and Educational Psychology in 1992, with a dual emphasis in marriage & family as well as school counseling. I have worked in schools and agencies for 15 years and have been in private practice for 10 years working with children, teens, individuals, and families. In the last few years I have expanded my training with classes in life coaching to offer a path for individual's to pursue their dreams and passions. In my free time, I enjoy hiking the Colorado mountains, golfing, writing, bicycling, and lattes with friends.