Biography and Background
I grew up in a small farming town in Utah where my dad was a deputy for the county sheriff’s office as well as an EMS first responder. I moved to Idaho in 2006 when I married my husband, and we have 4 kids ages 15, 13, 9 and 3. Growing up my first job was changing water on the farm that we lived next to. I got the full farm experience when I got married, as my husband is the 4th generation on his family farm “Big D Ranch”. In addition to my husband working on his family farm we farm around 300 acres ourselves in the Kuna area. Raising my kids to have the work ethic and values of the ag community has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. Being a part of the ag community has brought me a greater appreciation for the hard work and dedication that it takes. I have been very lucky to have had to serve in Young Farmer and Rancher leadership positions on committees on the local level, state level where I will finish my 2-year term this year and a 2-year term on the national committee. I have had the opportunity to attend Boise State University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences and then received a Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education from Utah State University. Being a part of my community is also important to me as I have had the opportunities to serve. I have been on different committees within my local school district and attended board meeting to stay up to date on what is going on and what the needs are. I have also been able to share my love of soccer as a coach for 5 years with Kuna PAL coaching from ages 6-11.