I grew up in the small town of Stanton, Iowa and after graduating high school I moved to Maryville, Missouri to attend Northwest Missouri State University. I graduated from and I graduated again in 2020 with a Master's of Business Administration. Following graduation, I decided that the corporate world was not for me, took a career shift, and applied to be accepted into the Alternate Certification program for Secondary Education at Northwest Missouri State. I am currently working to obtain my full teaching license, but in the meantime I am lucky enough to be the Business teacher here at DeKalb High School. While teaching, I also have the opportunity to be the assistant softball coach and middle school girls basketball coach. I love playing sports, but I love getting to teach our youth how to play the sport even more.