I am a firm believer that the twist and turns of our journey through life always land us where we are meant to be at the right time. I am happy to have found my calling and grateful to have the opportunity to live it each day working with children and families in my community as the owner of Kinderdance and Fitness Hill Country. Today I am a teacher, dancer, business owner, and Mom. I first discovered my joy in dance at age 3 with Pauline Parker’s School of Dance and was fortunate to be able to continue with dance instruction through childhood and into college. It was in my teen years that I realized my love for running a business as I became a budding entrepreneur – creating dog washing, babysitting, tutoring, and birthday party businesses – anything that provided a creative outlet and a challenge! I graduated college with a degree in physical education and exercise science and landed a job with Head Start where I discovered teaching was a natural fit! I returned to school for teacher certification, enjoyed many years teaching in all grades and settings and eventually entered school administration. After 8 years on the corporate side of education, and a realization that work travel and being an only parent were hard to mesh, I knew it was time for a change. I was thrilled to find Kinderdance and the perfect way to blend my calling to teach, lead, build, create, and dance! I am proud to be a small business owner in my community.