I’m a native Idahoan, born and raised in the Nampa/Caldwell/Middleton area. I grew up playing volleyball, basketball, track, softball, camping, hiking, fishing and hunting on weekends and summers. My parents were wonderful guides for my two younger sisters and I. After graduating college with a business degree from Eastern Oregon State College, I worked numerous business/administrative positions in the Boise area. For the last 15 years, I have been a full time K-12 substitute teacher.
My husband of 20 years, Ron, and I live in Gooding and have our own livestock hauling business, Dog Creek Trucking. We have three amazing children: Caleb, Mallory, and Braden. I enjoy being outdoors with family and friends, and my pride and joy are my kids. I love having the opportunity to attend and watch my two oldest participate in their respective college sports of golf and softball, and my youngest high school junior, participate in basketball and golf. If I’m not watching one of my kids’ sports on the weekends, then I’m usually outdoors camping, hunting, golfing, or kayaking. I do have a passion for landscaping, and enjoy working in my yard as well.
I started at blueFire in the Spring of 2020 just as the pandemic hit, and the schools went to an online curriculum. I came to blueFire after a conversation with my long time friend, Kathy Rex. As the Parent Liaison, I enjoy meeting and visiting with parents and reassuring them they’ve found the right place for their child. The transformation that happens during the wilderness therapy process and positive change between each family member is such a great discovery. I’m thankful to be part of such a life-changing opportunity for these children that come to blueFire, and grateful that it has such a lasting impact on their lives.