I grew up in a no-stoplight town in rural Montana. My parents were educators and our family did not have any military connections. I met my husband in July of 2001 while he was stationed at 3rd Ranger Battalion. Weeks after 9/11 he deployed and I quickly learned what Army life was going to be like. Not to mention what being a part of a Special Operations community entailed. We spent five years at 3rd Battalion and had a short stint at 75th Ranger Regiment. We moved to Savannah, Georgia to join 1st Battalion where we enjoyed five years of all Savannah has to offer. We then went to 2nd Battalion at Ft. Lewis, Washington. After three years there, we moved to El Paso, Texas where my husband attended the Sergeants Major Academy.
Now, we currently reside in Aberdeen, North Carolina. Throughout the years I have volunteered with all of the Family Readiness Groups and have learned some incredible lessons. I have had the privilege to go to many Army education courses including Family Readiness Group Leader course, Resilience Trainer Assistant course, and the Professional Leadership and Development Course at the Command and General Staff College. I was honored to receive the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service in 2006 and the Shield of Sparta-Heroine of the Infantry award in 2016. I have also been working on my civilian education over the years and will soon graduate with a Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts. My goal is to continue my volunteer service, but also pursue a career within the Army community applying what I have learned not only through classes and education, but what I have been lucky enough to learn from my fellow military spouses.
My husband and I have two boys 21 and 17. Our oldest son Taylor, is stationed at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky and I now have the honor to be an Army mom in addition to an Army wife. Our 17-year-old Liam, is a Junior at Pinecrest High School. As a family we love to travel, play golf, and watch Green Bay Packer football. Helping others is a labor of love for me and I look forward to continuing to do so in whatever capacity I can.