I was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. I lived there for thirty years before we moved to St. Louis in June 1988. Prior to starting my childcare business, I worked at a bank in Corpus Christi from 1973 to 1983 when my son was born. I made the decision to stay home for three years to be a full-time mother and homemaker. My daughter was born in August 1984. In February 1986, I began the licensing process to begin childcare in the state of Texas and officially started my childcare business in March 1986.

I have two adult children. Scott is currently employed as a Web UI Designer. Holly is employed with Target. We have four pets: two dogs and two cats. All of our pets are up-to-date on their yearly vaccinations.

I consider myself caring, consistent, dependable, kind, positive, and sincere. I love my job. I have the personal satisfaction and sense of achievement that comes with doing a good job in a business that I enjoy. If you were to ask me what I do for a living, I would tell you: "I love for a living… it's what I do best!"