I was born in Matehuala, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. My family moved to the United States when I was 9 months old. We settled in a small ranch near Hanna, Wyoming where my dad worked as a ranch hand. As the family grew, my parents decided to move to Rawlins, WY. I grew up with two sisters and three brothers. Being the oldest daughter, one of my duties was to take care of my younger siblings as my parents worked. I graduated from high school in 1989. After a year out of school, I decided to go to the University of Wyoming, where I graduated in 1994. I earned my Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 2005.
I started my career as a teacher in August of 1995 at York Middle School in the Mapleton School District. Then in 1996, I moved to Overland Trail Middle School in the Brighton School District, where I spent the next 13 years. When the opportunity came to open a new school, I jumped at the chance and in 2009, accepted the position as math teacher leader at Stuart Middle School. I enjoy being with young people and I love teaching my students that they have the potential to succeed and achieve as much as they can.
My husband and I live in Brighton with our son Christopher, who is a fifth grader at Turnberry Elementary. I love to read. My favorite authors are Harper Lee, Suzanne Collins, and Nickolas Sparks. I also like to play with my son at the park and go swimming. Scrapbooking and taking pictures are how I relax. I would someday like to have a side career of taking photos of children.