I grew up in the Elko area, graduating from Spring Creek High School and then attending college at the University of Nevada, Reno. After graduation from UNR with my Bachelor's in Criminal Justice, I spent 8 years in the United States Army as an Apache helicopter pilot. I served two deployments overseas before getting out and coming back to the Elko area. I have been with the Elko Police Department for over 5 years now, serving first as a patrol officer and currently as a Detective. In 2021 I obtained a master's degree in Justice Management from UNR. Most importantly, I am a single mom to two boys. They are my motivation every day to work hard for them and other kiddos in the Elko area. I love being a boy momma.