I grew up in a small town in Iowa wanting to be a veterinarian. Went off to college and changed the direction of my studies several times. Spent some time in the Army before returning to School. Graduated from UNI with a degree in Psychology. My research interest was computer mediated communication and slowly found myself moving away from Psychology and working on a Masters in Instructional Technology. After getting my Masters from Western, I moved to Kenosha with my family and have worked in the Professional Development Center at the College of Lake County since 2002.