I was born and raised in Michigan, moved to Virginia in 1990, and to Lunenburg County in 1998.

In high school, I was inducted into the National Honor Society and received the John & Elizabeth Whitely Business Award for Outstanding Student. After graduation, I enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, received an Administrative Specialist Course Honor Graduate certificate, worked as a Legal Services Specialist, and received an honorable discharge.

My work experience includes the military, civil service, private sector, retail, and substitute teacher. While my children were growing up, I volunteered with the church, PTA, homeowners’ association, Cub Scouts, Brownie Girl Scouts, and Little League.

I graduated magna cum laude from Longwood University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology and a concentration in Criminal Justice. At the graduate level, I received a Certificate in Social Policy Administration, also from Longwood University. As a student there, I volunteered with the Commuter Student Association, was placed on the National Dean’s List twice, and was inducted into four honor and leadership societies: Pinnacle, Alpha Kappa Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Lambda Alpha Epsilon. I also received two Citizen Leader Awards: the St. Joan of Arc Visionary, and Most Contributions to Commuter Life. In the community, I volunteered with the Friends of the Victoria Public Library and the Lunenburg County Chamber of Commerce. I am a member of the Lunenburg County Democratic Committee.

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