♥ I was born and raised in Yankton, South Dakota
♥ I have one sister, Hannah, who is two-and-a-half
years older than me, and one Shih-Tzu, Casey, who
thinks he is human.
Christmas 2009 in Vegas Casey snuggled up in bed
♥My mom’s name is Cindy. She was raised in Avon,
South Dakota. She worked for the Press & Dakotan
newspaper in Yankton as an editor until she had
me and my sister. Now she works in the Resource
Room at Beadle Elementary.
♥My dad’s name is Gary. He was raised in Alcester,
South Dakota. He has worked in Yankton for
Dakota Claims as an Insurance Adjuster for a long
time. I have always been daddy’s little girl.
Bears v. Vikings Game
Christmas in Vegas
Twins v. Rockies Game
♥ I love to be outside and being with friends! My
boyfriend, Jake, and I enjoy spending time at his family’s
pit riding four-wheelers, shooting guns, and having fires.
I even got deer tags for the first time this year!
♥ I have been employed at Hillcrest Golf & Country Club
for over two years and I love it. We have a tight knit
group of workers and each day brings a new gut-
♥I really enjoyed high school. I cheered for football,
wrestling, and competition cheer. Cheer kept me very
busy year round. I was also a part of the Pioneer Club
which organizes homecoming events and participated in
Competition Cheer - 2008 Football Cheer - 2009
Comp. Stunt Group
♥I have had the opportunity to be a part of two mission
♥I visited Marvell, Arkansas in 2007 and Belize, Central
America in 2009.
BelizeMarvell, Arkansas Click to see kids
dancing in Belize
♥ My professional goal in life would be to become a
Special Education teacher in an elementary school.
♥ My mom works at Beadle Elementary in Yankton and
she is such a big role model to me. She was and is always
so concerned with my education. If it weren’t for her, I
would not be where I
My mom reading to me and
my sister before bed in 1996.
Beadle School – Where I started
♥Ten years from now, I will be 29 years old! I will be
graduated from College with my degree in Special
Education and Elementary Education. I hope to be
married and starting the family I have always dreamed
of. Hopefully in ten years I will be working at a school I
love in or around Yankton. I plan on pursuing my
masters if it all works out!