Bachelor of Music, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, 1995. Master of Music, Webster University, St. Louis, 1999.
Choir director Brentwood School District, Missouri, 1993—2003. Music teacher Hillsboro School District, 1996—1998. Choir director Festus School District, 1998—1999, Lindbergh School District, St. Louis, since 2003.
All-state choir coordinator St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association, since 2006.
Member of National Education Association, Missouri Music Educators Association, Missouri State Teachers Association, Missouri Choral Directors Association, American Choral Directors Association, St. Louis Irish Arts, Sigma Alpha Iota (president 1994-1995).
Married Gary William Swearingen, August 16, 1997. Children: Sawyer Hogan children: Shane Michael, Zoe Nichole.