I grew up just north of Ann Arbor, MI. I studied mechanical design with a concentration in CAD (computer-aided design) at Schoolcraft College. At Eastern Michigan University, I majored in Technology and Design Education with a minor in vocational technology (engineering). I worked as a project assistant for a structural engineer in Long Island, NY. Many of our projects were in New York City and involved many areas of engineering. I moved to Colorado three years ago and have been enjoying this city every minute. When I’m not teaching, you can find me exploring this beautiful state. My husband, pup (Murphy) and I love any water sports, camping, hiking, and fishing.