What degree(s) do you hold? From what school(s)? What was your area of concentration?
BBA from UT Austin, Business Administration and Education
What is your previous work experience?
I’ve previously worked at Alpine Christian Academy, Longview, TX – Pre-K teacher. I especially loved teaching Bible stories and songs, sharing my passion and enthusiasm for Jesus as I watched children grow in their prayers and spiritual understanding. I spent 15 years in Mexico supporting my husband in evangelism and Bible studies, hosting mission teams and vacation Bible schools. Most of my career has actually been in administration and marketing in Houston in a private dining club, financial services and real estate development.
Tell us a little about your family:
I am single, having been widowed for 8 years. My son lives in Longview, TX. Moving to Austin brings me closer to my sister, and her sons and their families. I love children and was blessed to adopt my son as an infant. I appreciate that while we have very different interests and talents, we have a close bond. I was privileged to help my son become bilingual. As a teacher, I love helping students develop confidence in trying new things and experiencing success, and just making sure they feel safe and loved.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy resale shops, often putting a coat of paint on something to make it new again. Children are my passion. I am a movie fan; have a new interest in mid-century modern design, always looking for a “special” piece of decorative glass in turquoise or white. I enjoy reading mysteries.