Where are you from? I was raised in Exeter, California. A tiny town in the foothills of Tulare County that is known for orange groves, murals and antique shops.
What was your school like growing up? I attended Exeter Public Schools K-12. It was a blessing to grow up and graduate high school with friends that I made in Kindergarten. I went to Fresno Pacific University for my undergraduate and credential program in Elementary Education. After attending a Christian university, I wished I would have had the opportunity to have a Christian based education throughout my formative years. I am thankful for the educational opportunities I’ve been blessed with and know that God has been guiding me through it all.
What do you like to do when you aren’t teaching? I love to cook and bake for family and friends. I enjoy reading, photography, camping and vacationing in Idaho. I am happiest when I’m outside enjoying the beautiful weather of the PNW.
What’s your favorite Bible verse and why? I don't know if I can pick just one verse, however Psalm 84 is my favorite chapter. I remember reading through it for the first time after a close friend's funeral when I was 16 and it has always been a comfort and refuge to me knowing that no matter what the day may bring, “Better is one day in your courts, than a thousand elsewhere”. It’s also my favorite worship song and on my first Sunday at CRC, the worship team began to sing this song and I knew that God had brought me to my church home.
What’s your favorite snack? Dark chocolate and strong coffee.