About Me

Hi! I'm glad you stopped by this page to learn more about my family and me. I grew up in McPherson, KS but both of my parents are from Salina.  I graduated from McPherson College in the spring of 1997 and began teaching that fall at St. Joseph Catholic School in McPherson. There I taught 5th & 6th grade combination classroom in the afternoons. In the mornings I taught PreK-6 Physical Education as well as 3rd-6th Technology. In August of 2001, I began teaching at St. Mary's.  This year is my 20th year of teaching, and my 16th year at St. Mary's.  After commuting from McPherson to Salina for over 12 years, my family and I finally made the move to Salina in December of 2013. I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, making & decorating cupcakes, crafting and desktop publishing.

Kerry and I have been married for 22 years. He grew up around the Marquette area and moved to McPherson when he was in high school. Kerry was in the Army Reserves and spent some time in Iraq & Kuwait during the Persian Gulf War. He is also a private pilot, and enjoys taking us up for a flight. He has worked in the computer industry for over 30 years.

Lenae turned 16 this past April, and is a Junior at Sacred Heart. Among many things she enjoys hanging out with her friends, listening to music, and going to school activities with her friends.  She is the volleyball manager and is on the the Lady Knights Swim Team.  She is also active in several activities including Jr. Civitan, Friends of Rachel, and Relay for Life.  She is also learning the responsibility of being a working member of society, and really enjoys her paychecks!  

Ryan turned 12 in July. He is in 7th grade at Sacred Heart.  He loves to play soccer, ride his bike and rip stick, hang out with friends, play video games, and probably best of all...bug his sister!  Ryan has joined the junior high cross country team this fall, and plays left wing for the U13 Salina Fusion soccer team.


This is our furry four-legged boy, Casper. He's a 11 year old Bichon Friese. He loves to play fetch and run around in the backyard. He's a "mama's dog" and loves to be in my lap, if it's open.  He enjoys playing with Holly, however doesn't have near the energy to keep up with her - although he tries quite hard!

This is Holly.  She is 8 years old.  Holly is a LIVELY Boston Terrier.  She is actually my father-in-laws dog, but has lived with us for most of her life.  I've never seen a dog have so much energy.  She loves to play fetch, and is quite entertaining to watch!