I have been involved with Career and Technical Education for close to 20 years. I began my higher education career as a Tech Prep Director for the Upper East Texas Tech Prep Consortium at Paris Junior College. After 13 years in that role, I became the Director of Dual Credit at Trinity Valley Community College. In my current role, I manage the academic and technical dual credit programs for 27 independent school districts, 31 high schools, and over 2,000 students. I also supervise 65 embedded high school dual credit academic and CTE faculty at the high schools. I have been a member of the Texas Association of College Technical Educators (TACTE) since 2006. During my time in higher education, I have also served on the Career & Technology Association of Texas state board, state chairperson for the Part-II Tech Prep Re-Write Committee for the GIPWE and have served on the TEXASgenuine marketing advisory committee since 2009. I earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and a graduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, with an emphasis in Management. I am currently working towards a doctorate in Higher Educational Leadership and am All But Dissertation (ABD).

I am a proud native Texan who lives in Athens, Texas. I support the city of Athens by serving on the Board of Directors for the Athens Chamber of Commerce and volunteering on the City of Athens Cultural Resources Committee and Keep Athens Beautiful Board of Directors. I have four fur babies, two nephews, one niece, and my wonderful parents and brother that keep me busy . . . they are my world.