I've been on the THS staff since 2003. Before that I was a University professor and counselor in Missouri and Iowa. I graduated from Quincy University with a B.A., University of Illinois with a M.A., and have completed doctoral studies at the University of Missouri. I have two daughters, three grandchildren, and two dogs. I love children and traveling. I have been to 47 states and 27 foreign countries. Also, I love photography and painting.