I received an Associate of Arts degree from Bethany Lutheran College in 1988. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1990 and went on to obtain a Master of Arts degree in Speech Pathology in 1994, both, from the University of Iowa. I worked as a Speech Therapist in South Carolina until moving to Wisconsin in 1998. Since then, I have been busy being a wife to Mark and a mother to two terrific boys. I have never been far from speech therapy, though. Since 2000, I have provided private therapy to children in private schools, in their homes and in my home.