Bachelor with Instrumental Emphasis, Truman State University, Kirkville, Missouri, 1997. Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance, Truman State University, Kirksville, Mo, 1997. Master of Music in Education, University Missouri-St. Louis, 2003.
Teacher music Lincoln County R-III School District, Troy, Missouri, 2000—2004, University City School District, University City, since 2004.
Member of Sigma Alpha Iota, Missouri Music Educators Association, Music Educators National Conference, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Christopher Ranner, May 31, 1997. 1 child Jayson.