I graduated from Missouri State University with a BSW in 1993. I worked for a political think tank in Washington, DC, and also worked under government contracts for Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in Virginia. My husband and I got married in Virginia before we were transferred to Plano with EDS. After moving to Texas, I traveled as a purchasing system trainer for EDS, then worked for a behavioral heath care management company until our first child was born. I have spent 10 years homeschooling my children part-time, as well as teaching dance to children ages 3-16. My hobbies include dancing, walking our dog and watching movies with my husband and two children, and playing games with family and friends. I have traveled to many places in the U.S., but my favorite place to vacation is the beach!