I studied Professional Writing and Journalism at the University of Arkansas, and then finished with high honors from Freed Hardeman in Tennessee with a master's degree in Elementary and Secondary Curriculum and Instruction. I went straight from Freed Hardeman to the University of Belgium at Mons where I taught Conversational English and American Studies on a Fulbright Scholarship. Upon returning to the states, I taught the Gifted and Talented Program in Cabot, Arkansas for four years. It was while teaching that I realized there were so many problems that I couldn't touch because as a teacher my hands were always tied, so I went to law school at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. Upon graduation, I began working as a prosecutor for the TN Department of Children's Services. When my child turned four years old, I stopped working for DCS and began taking family law cases part time. I homeschool my child, and I also rescue horses, own, and run my own farm.