I am a native of McDowell County. I graduated from McDowell High School in 1991. I attended Catawba College in Salisbury, NC where I received my Bachelor Degree in Physical Education. I played softball and basketball for Catawba all four years. I have worked for McDowell County Schools since 1998. I have been at East McDowell Middle School for 14 years. Currently, I coach girls volleyball and basketball at EMMS. I received National Boards status in 2008.