Following our graduation, I attended Idaho State University and received my bachelor’s degree in English education. Over these years, I lived in Kettle Falls and Yakima, Washington, obtained my master’s degree from Boise State University and along the way taught English at Fruitland High School, writing at Yakima Valley Community College, and returned to Boise State where I am still teaching composition and serving as the Concurrent Enrollment Liaison for the First Year Writing Program. As the liaison I visit classrooms at Borah High School periodically and am caught in a time machine with little physical change in those Borah hallways and rooms since we roamed the halls.
Life has been a grand adventure in many ways.
My two children, Angela and Jed, both live in Boise, and two years ago a wonderful granddaughter, Stella, was added to the family.
When there is time, I have traveled and observed how wondrous and small the world really is—Australia, Spain, Greece, Italy, France, Chile, and Brazil. Last summer I traveled to Venice and on to Croatia, finding both fascinating. I will blame Linda Guernsey Tuley for starting my quest for travel when I joined her tour group to Spain several years ago.