John Lennon eloquently summed up my feelings when he said, "When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down, 'Happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment and I told them they didn't understand life." I live and work according to this philosophy!
I was born and raised right here in Colorado, so I am a true native! I grew up in Bailey, just about an hour's drive from here in the mountains. I married my high school sweetheart a few months after graduation and we just celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary. We have two amazing boys who are in 4th grade and 9th grade this year, and we keep them very busy with their team sports. We have two adorable and fun dogs: Cashus, an 8 year old American Bulldog, and Nico, a 6 year old Black Lab mix (who just happen to be best friends!).
I spent several years working in nonprofit healthcare while finishing my degree at Regis University here in Denver. I have been a student, a teacher, a tutor, a coach, an athlete, and a foster parent in the past decade. I love to learn and I love the great feeling of accomplishment after working hard to achieve something. Outside of school, I love exploring Colorado while 4-wheeling, camping, and hiking. I also stay active by snowboarding all winter and working out at the Crossfit gym. I am a huge music lover and a big Walking Dead fan, and I love to read during any free time I can find. I believe communication is the key to all relationships, so I always have an open-door/open-mind policy if you have a question, suggestion, or concern. Let's have an amazing year, Spartans!