Born and raised in Campbell, Ohio. A 1988 graduate of Campbell City Schools. Graduated with honors.
Graduated in 1993 from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree, majoring in Physical Education (K-12) with a minor in Health (7-12).
From 1993-1995, taught Physical Education at St. Charles School in Boardman, OH.
Married in 1995, had 3 sons in 1996, 2000, and 2001.
From 1995-1997, taught Physical Education at St. Louis Schools in Louisville, OH
From 1997-2006, taught at Campbell City Schools as a Middle School Health and Physical Education teacher.
Divorced in 2006.
Graduated in 2009 from Youngstown State University with a Master's Degree in Special Education as an Intervention Specialist and Reading Certification.
From 2007-present, intervention specialist for grades 3-4.