She was raised in Provo, Utah, and attended BYU. She graduated from Cal State at Long Beach in English and Business.
She taught at Santa Fe High School in Whittier Union High School District for 16 years. She was one of the co-founders of Sorenson's Ranch School in 1982. She taught English for SRS and taught Kindergarten at Koosharem Elementary School for seven years. Conducted SRS Day Care for five years. She received her Media Specialist Credential from SUU at Cedar City, and currently oversees the Media Center for SRS.