I am a US Air Force veteran, IT project manager, wife and mom of 3. Raised in a small town in rural Illinois, I grew up in a working class family. My father has worked in mining for 44 years and has been preaching for 22. My mother owned and operated a small business for many years and now works at a local bank.
Following in the footsteps of many of my family members, I enlisted in the Air Force at the age of 17. As eager as I was to serve our country, I also knew that the Air Force would afford me opportunities that I would not have otherwise had access to. The United States Air Force allowed me to combine my passion for technology with my desire to serve.
I met my husband Antoan while we were both stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base 15 years ago. We fell in love with each other and Tucson, and when we separated from the Air Force we made a home here and started our family.
I have worked in the information technology field for 19 years and am currently a Senior IT Project Manager in the Aerospace & Defense industry.
I used the GI bill to earn my Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, with a minor in Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management and an MBA in IT Management, with honors.
I was a member of the Greater Tucson Leadership Class of 2017 and am a Flinn-Brown Fellow from the 2018 cohort.