I was born and raised in Idaho. I lived in the same house until I moved away for college. I attended BYU Idaho where I went to school 2 years as a full time student. After I received my associates degree I made the decision to serve a mission for our church. I Served for 18 months as a missionary for the Australia Adelaide Mission. It was an amazing experience. I have three brothers and two sisters. I’m blessed to have a close relationship with family. All five of my brothers and sisters are artists, teachers, or a combination of the two. I love photography; at the moment, our son is my number one model. Throughout my life, I have had opportunities to work closely with many autistic children. These experiences have taught me that I have the ability to teach and love all children, even the ones that require an added measure of patience. I am a genuinely happy and optimistic person and I try to share my joy with those around me. I know that the most important role I have in this life is to be a mother. I am very blessed with the opportunity to stay at home with our son. It's the greatest job in the world!