I graduated from Southwest Missouri State University, now Missouri State University with Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Graphic Design. I then went on to Webster University and Graduate with my Master of Arts and Teacher certification. I have three children. Alexa is 29 and lives in Milan, Italy with her husband Lorenzo and is pregnant with my first grandchild. Ryan is 27, lives in St. Louis and works as a financial planner at Wells Fargo. Emma is 23, just graduated with a degree in Zoology and Anthropology and a minor in French and wants to work with primates. I have been married 31 years to my husband Michael who works in the operating room at St. Clair Hospital. We love to spend time with our kids and travel, especially to Europe to visit our daughter and son in law.