I was born in 1976, bicentennial baby, in Chillicothe Mo. I was moved by my parents in 1977 to Springfield Mo. I have been here ever since! I married my Marine hubby in November of 1998. We have one very gorgeous daughter, Olivia. We were blessed with her in 2004. Animals are a huge passion of mine and I was a veterinary assistant by trade for 15 years before beginning my Park Lane career in 2012. We have a plethora of animals of course, 2 dogs-Dee Dee and Minnie, a very grouchy old man cat- Fletcher, and a Guinea Pig-Spooky. We love to travel and Disney World is our fav place!! My husband, John, has been with the City of Springfield since 1997. He is an construction inspector with Environmental Services. Olivia is in 3rd grade and is a recent recommended black belt in Taekwondo.