I graduated from Wittenberg University with a BA in Psychology. After college I moved to Atlanta and worked for a commercial real estate company managing office high-rises. When I met my future husband I moved to Raleigh, North Carolina and managed properties there. I then moved to Colorado Springs and became a military spouse and mother for the next 12 years. As a result of my husband's military career, we lived in Colorado Springs, Tampa, Kansas and our final destination was Northern Virginia.