Retired county auditor. Born in Clyde, MO. and raised in Ravenwood, MO. Resides in Ottumwa. Attended Gard Business University in St. Joseph, MO. Completed numerous continuing education classes in personnel, accounting, and management. Served sixteen years as Wapello County Auditor and six years as clerk to the county auditor. Member of Ottumwa Area Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, League of Women Voters, Toastmasters International, Foster Care Review Board, American Legion, and VFW Auxiliary. Member of Catholic Daughters of America and St. Mary of the Visitation Church. Husband Jim; one son, three daughters, and four grandchildren. Serving first term in House.