I grew up in Pacific Missouri (on the other side of the state). At a young age I started riding horses and competing in rodeos. Fast forward to college that is how I got on the rodeo team at Missouri Valley! At Missouri Valley College I graduated with my Masters in Counseling which gave me my connection to the Tina-Avalon School! When I was in elementary and high school I learned how to approach and accomplish goals; as well as how to work hard and handle frustration. I have a passion for helping students learn these same things that I have found so valuable in my life!