I grew up in Stillwater, MN, and discovered my love of the agriculture industry through my involvement in FFA. I attended the University of Wisconsin - River Falls and later transferred to Berry College (Rome, GA) where I completed my degree in Animal Science. While in vet school at the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, I became, and remain, active in Christian Veterinary Missions, which allowed me to combine my loves of travel and animals. I enjoy working with cattle, small ruminants, horses, dogs, and cats, and helping their owners make the best decisions for their health. My husband, Matt, and I share our home with 2 dogs (Sallie and Penny), 2 cats (Brooks and Beckett), and a turtle (Tilly). In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, kayaking, fishing and gardening.