Bachelor of Science in Language Arts, Reading, Iowa Western Communications College and Dana College, Council Bluffs, 1990.
Language arts teacher Manning Communications School, Iowa, 1990—2002, West Harrison Community School, Mondamin, 2002—2008. Media specialist West Harrison and Woodbine Community Schools, Mondamin, Woodbine, since 2008.
Junior camp director Follower's Christ, Woodbine.
Married Craig Allen Birdsall, July 7, 1990. Children: Kayla Marie, Tyler Allen, Nolan Hunter.