I was born and raised in southern California. It was there that I met my husband, Mark, while he was in seminary and I was finishing up my teaching credentials. I was drawn to his humorous, loud, outgoing personality. Then in the back of a carefully decorated, candle lit, balloon filled, dinner prepped U-haul overlooking the ocean, Mark proposed. We got married and I followed him to the midwest where he now pastors a small church plant. I spend my days loving my awesome husband and my two sweet little girls.