As a child development and family relations major at South Dakota State University, I knew I wanted to work in the child care education field after my first human development course. And now I have been working with children and families in various settings ranging from preschool to parent education for more than 35 years.
I love my job as a Certified Family Life Instructor at Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center because I have the opportunity to work with both children and adults in diverse situations. Some days I might be teaching babysitting courses and others I might be presenting a puppet show to children to educate them on burns. Every day is different and I love that.
My husband and I have three grown daughters and we are the proud grandparents to three young grandsons. In my spare time I enjoy reading, baking, sewing and traveling.