After receiving a Bachelor's of Science degree in Biology, pre-med at University of Houston, Houston Texas, she began her career as a microbiologist for Bayer Animal Health, Shawnee, Kansas, in the Quality Control lab. During her eleven years at Bayer she quickly became the Supervisor of Quality Control, leading several teams earning the Bayer Continuous Improvement Process (CIP) awards for Antimicrobial Preservative Effectiveness and Sterility Testing.
Her next discipline in the field of microbiology involved managing the production of Remel brand microbiological diagnostics at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Lenexa, Kansas. Her Integrity was pivotal in managing eleven assembly lines and over 40 hourly employees manufacturing products used in the diagnosis of patients.
She currently lives in Kansas City, Missouri with her three children. She enjoys watching sports, cooking, and reading.