I was born and raised on a hog farm. I have two older sisters and all three of us were very active in local 4-H program. I was also very active within my high school, I was involved in many leadership clubs, anti-alcohol/drug clubs, class student councils, and sports. I played basketball and volleyball for many years. I have had the amazing opportunity to play college volleyball at DSU. Also I DSU I am a member of the Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program.