Birthplace: Aberdeen, SD
Family: Husband Bob. Children Ben, 20, Molly, 17, Shea, 14, Jenna, 9, and Annie, 6.
Currently reside where: Winner, SD
Occupation: Paraprofessional at Winner Middle/High School
The best thing about my job is: Watching a student “get it” after they have struggled for a long time.
My favorite childhood memory: Spending time with my Grandma & Grandpa Leach.
When growing up, I wanted to be: Singer/Actress
My most prized possession: Double Wedding Ring and Dresdan Plate quilts that my Grandma Leach made for me.
Favorite sports teams: Any team that is playing the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Winner Rage.
Favorite current television shows: Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS Los Angeles, Once Upon a Time, Big Brother, American Pickers, Teen Wolf … Oh my gosh, I watch too much TV.
Favorite past television shows: Growing Pains, Friends.
Favorite movies: 16 Candles, Breakfast Club, The Cutting Edge, Steel Magnolias (Little fact about me – I was also in the play Steel Magnolias, once in college as Ouiser and also for the Winner Community Playhouse as M’Lynn)
Favorite actors: Dennis Quaid, Ryan Reynolds
Favorite actresses: Sandra Bullock, Julie Roberts
Favorite musician/band: Hootie and the Blowfish
Favorite book(s)/author(s): I love to read but I don’t have a favorite author.
Favorite publication(s) (newspapers, magazines): HGTV, Country Living Sampler, Food Network TV
Favorite holidays and why: Thanksgiving…family and food.
Favorite Bible verse: Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Hobbies: Refinishing furniture, painting, scrapbooking, reading, gardening.
Three things that can always be found in my refrigerator: Milk, eggs, and something empty that my kids just put back in the fridge instead of throwing it away.
My favorite snack: My Mom’s chocolate chip cookies. (I sure do wish she would make me some.)
Pet peeve(s): Loud eaters!
Someone I most admire and why: My Grandma Leach. She was just an amazing woman.
Three words that best describe me: Three isn’t enough.
People would be surprised to know: I can sing and I love to sing but I don’t like to sing in front of people any more. Freaks me out.
I’ve never been able to: Let my hair grow.
I wish I could stop: Wayne Hopkins from group texting.
When nobody is looking, I: Sing and dance.
I’m better than most at: Making cream cheese mints.
I’d like to have a dollar for: Every time I ask Bob to spell a word for me.
If I could go anywhere in the world, I’d go to: New York City to a Broadway play.
If I won the lottery: I would have a kick-butt scrapbook room with childproof security.
My definition of a great evening is: A nice supper with my family, my favorite shows or a book, and no interruptions.
A goal I have for the future: Finish all of my kids’ scrapbooks.
The best thing about where I live: My family and friends.
If I’ve learned one thing in my life, it’s: If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.