Family and Life in Wyoming:
I grew up in Wisconsin, where I acquired a life-long fondness for cheese and football. I met my husband, Bob, while I was working at a hospital in New Orleans and he was serving in the Coast Guard.
Bob was a graduate of East High School in Cheyenne, and we voted absentee in Wyoming until Bob retired from the Coast Guard and we moved back to Cheyenne in 2001. We have been married for 28 years, and have two children--a grown son and a daughter at Central High School.
I enjoy camping with my family, hunting, hiking, and the challenges of gardening in Cheyenne. I am a life member of the NRA, a member of the Cheyenne Rifle and Pistol Club, and have been buying elk tags for several years now.
I am a volunteer and precinct committeewoman for the Laramie County Republican Party, 2012 delegate to the Republican State Convention, past president of a Cheyenne Toastmasters club, and have been active in my church as treasurer, board member, teacher, and musician. I just joined the Laramie County Cowbelles to keep up with my cattle-ranching constituents.
Twenty-eight years with the same guy!
I worked in healthcare for ten years in four states--hospitals, long-term care, public health, and private practice. I have worked all three shifts, cleaned up a lot of strange fluids, and pushed paper with the best of them.
I taught at Noah Webster Christian School in Cheyenne, WY for eight years. I taught high school Social Studies (U.S. History, World History, Geography, and U.S. Government), and Spanish. Every student in my Government class got their own personal copy of the Constitution.
I own La Frontera Language Services, providing Spanish-English translation, editing and market research for individuals, businesses, and non-profit agencies. I am excited to say that, even though I had to take off the whole month of February 2014 for the legislative session, I have served clients on four continents so far in 2014!