I grew up in Albion, NE as the oldest of three girls. My family has farmed around the Albion area for quite some time with corn, soybeans and wheat. We have also been involved in a farrow-to-finish hog operation. After graduating high school, I attended Northeast Community College for Animal Science in hopes of becoming a pharmaceutical rep one day. My biological father passed away during my second semester and I chose to leave agriculture for a short time. I became employed with Faith Regional Health Services in the laboratory department, but the farm kept calling me back. After 6 years in the medical field, I quit work and went back to school. I returned to Northeast and double majored in AgriBusiness and Agronomy. During my time at NECC, I became president of the Diversified Ag Club and a member of the Nebraska LEAD Program. I am also a mother to a young boy, Brantlee. We currently reside in Albion with my husband Adam. I am employed with Green Line Equipment as a Precision Farming Consultant.