Where did I come from? I was raised in a small town in Illinois.  A farm kid.  After high school, I attended Lincoln Christian University.  I met my husband Mike at LCC we have been married 21 years. Mike is a non-denominational church minister.  We have been in ministry together 21 years, youth ministry, leadership, service projects, and more. Our family has lived in Idaho 13 years. We love this state and all it has to offer.  We have 2 children Sam 19 and Abbie 17.  We have a bonus daughter- Monique 19 she has 2 small children, to these kiddos, we are a proud Tia and Tio too.  We have also been foster parents to many amazing kids.

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Not a politician...

I have spent the last several years getting very involved in being engaged in our government.  I have surrounded myself with a network of amazing people who can help me establish good solid foundation being a legislator.  I have several mentors that I look to and admire who have a long legacy in Idaho government.

I started working as early as I can remember.  Growing up on a farm gives you a work ethic to pitch in a get things done, a lot of times no questions asked.  Over the years, this work ethic has carried on with me to every job I have had.  I consider myself a jack of all trades and blessed to be so.

I am passionate about investing in our communities.  My goal is to work with city, county, school districts, and other agencies collaborating to create a safe district to live and work in. 

Education and Experience


  • Associates of Arts: Office Management

Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln, IL

  • Cosmetology: Dean’s List, Phase 2

Paul Mitchell The School, Boise, ID

  • Public Service and Leadership Training:

Idaho Women in Leadership (I-WIL)  Boise, ID

  • Advocacy- Trauma Informed Approach, and Victim Centered Services:   2015-Current 16hrs yearly, Shared Hope International, Vancouver, WA



  • Cosmetologist, Idaho

  • Idaho Licensed Therapeutic foster parent 


  • 2016 - Current, Canyon County Juvenile Drug Court Council 

  • 2018 - Current, Ada County Republican Women

  • 2018 - Current, Idaho Federation of Republican Women

  • 2018 - Current, Idaho Criminal Justice Commission,

                      Sub-Committee addressing Human Trafficking 

  • 2019 - Current, Member of Idaho Women in Leadership

  • 2019 - Current, Member of Idaho Juvenile Justice Commission

  • 2013- Current LIfeSpring Christian Church, Star Idaho



  • 2014, 2017, 2020 Nominated for Idaho Business Review Women of the Year

  • 2014 Modern Woodman Hometown Hero

  • 2015 Farmers Insurance Hometown Hero

  • Nominated for the 4th Annual Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards 

  • 2015 Idaho Nonprofit Excellence Awards

  • 2016 Mountain West Bank Hometown Hero

  • 2016 Oct. Mountain America Credit Union, Pay it Forward Award

  • 2017 Northwest Hairstyling Awards, for Philanthropic efforts in the Cosmetology profession, Gary Howse Heart and Hands Award

“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.”

— Sheryl Sanberg, COO of Facebook

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