I did my growing up in Littleton, Colorado. I grew up in a home that loved Jesus and I made the decision to follow him when I was 10 years old. I was baptized by my grandfather. God has made his love for me more real each day. I have found that the farther away I moved from my childhood home, and my security blanket, the more I had to grow and rely on Him. He is faithful and has so clearly laid out a path for my life. His faithfulness through all seasons has been shown again and again.
I spent my younger years bossing my little brother around and making him play school with me. From an early age I knew I wanted to be an educator. I received my degree in Seattle, Washington at Seattle Pacific University in Elementary Education. During my senior year, I attended a job fair that had an entire Alaska row of districts from all over the state. I wandered down the aisle, strictly out of curiosity, and was hired that day to work at a school in Kenai.
Without knowing a single soul in this town, I moved to see what God had in store. Five years later, I married the most incredible human, Josiah Martin, after meeting him 7 months prior at a Halloween party dressed like a hotdog. Life is weird. Now I have opened up my own Learning Center and teach cooking, science, and art classes. In our free time, Josiah and I love to participate in hiking, skiing, and sports. Playing board games can get pretty wild, and we always love hosting friends for a game night. Let us know if you ever want to join!