I have a Bachelor's Degree in Foreign Language/Communication Media from American University. After college, I worked as a TV journalist for stations in West Virginia, Mississippi, and Alaska. After 5 years, I decided to go to graduate school at Mary Baldwin University and earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree. I was an elementary and middle school educator for 13 years, and have taught all subjects including health and PE. When the weather is nice, you will probably find me outside. Hiking, biking, paddle boarding, and golf are just some of my favorite activities. ! I'm engaged and will soon be a stepmom to two teenage boys. I'm also a cat mom! I love traveling, spending time with my family, and cooking.