As a young child I always wanted to be a farmer.  I loved animals and have always been surrounded by everything from millipedes to donkeys.  4-H was a big part of my learning years and was especially good at teaching me managment skills.

I became aware of my writing abilities as a 7th grader.  Throughout school I put to use my talents writing for school literary newspapers and even won a few contests.  I put my writing aside in college and earned both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Agricultural Education. While in college I was instrumental in developing the Purdue Pasture Management Webpage and also the Purdue Forage Field Guide.  No matter what job I have had teaching, crop consultant, or conservationist I have always been drawn back to writing and am hoping to combine it with my early love of agriculture.

In 2000 I married Jeremy.  He began farming fulltime the summer of 2003.  I help drive tractors, run for parts, and scout crops for the farm.  I enjoy spending time with my family and being outdoors.  I am an avid reader of many subjects.