I was born on Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls, TX, and proudly consider the great state of Texas home! I graduated from Texas A&M University in 1989 and have been married to my husband and best friend Mike since 1992. In that time we have started and restarted our lives with each new duty station, new baby and new challenge and I can’t think of a better way to spend a lifetime than doing just that with the man I love. I have four talented, fantastic sons (John, Roger, Jimmy and Joey) and one incredible, fearless daughter (Amy Kristen) who bring joy and purpose to my life each day. I believe that the greatest gift we have to offer the world is our time so I spend mine raising loving kids, nurturing my marriage and volunteering at my church, with our beloved Marine Corps families and with other organizations I truly believe in. I try to make a positive impact on the world each day and look forward to growing in that purpose alongside you!