I was born and raised here in Kalispell. All through elementary I was fully engaged in creative movement activities.  I  participated in ballet, tap dancing, jazz, and gymnastics!  I spent many years performing in recitals and competing in competitions all around the northwest.  I even made it to Regional Gymnastics in Seattle at the age of 11. When I reached middle school, I added school athletics to my already busy schedule.  It wasn't uncommon to get picked up from school and not get home until 9:00 PM from all my activities.  I played basketball, volleyball, and fast-pitch softball throughout high-school, and varsity cheerleading and varsity tennis.  After graduating from Flathead High School I attended FVCC for two years and was their Student's Activities Director and a member of Student Council.  I finished up my BS degree in Health Enhancement K-12 at Montana State University, Bozeman.  After graduation MSU I applied to West Valley School and was so lucky to get the job.  I have been teaching here for 12 years!  Time goes fast when you love what you do!  
On a personal note, my husband and I just had our 10 year Anniversary.  We share two children and love participating in outdoor activities as a family such as;  riding bikes, down-hill skiing, cross-country skiing, swimming, and just hanging out.  We love living in the Flathead Valley and take advantage of all it has to offer.
I am currently an aerobic instructor for FVCC and Flathead Fitness, teaching Cardio Boxing, Zumba, and other aerobic classes.