Born Eau Claire, April 29, 1956; 3 children, 6 grandchildren. Graduate Chippewa Falls Senior H.S. 1974; B.A. UW-Eau Claire; certificate in public management essentials, UW-Green Bay 2005. Member: American Legislative Exchange Council; Chippewa Falls Chamber of Commerce; Lake Hallie Optimists Club; Wis. Women in Government; National Foundation for Women Legislators (state chp.). Former member: Wis. County Clerks Assn. (legis. chair, fmr. treas.); Wis. County Constitutional Officers; Chippewa County Humane Assn.; Kiwanis Noon Club; National Conference of State Legislatures, Elections and Redistricting Com. (vice chp). Village of Lake Hallie trustee 2007-present. Chippewa County Clerk 1999-2011.Elected to Assembly 2010; reelected since 2012.