I am originally from East Tennessee where I grew up in Kingsport. After graduating from East Tennessee State University, I relocated to Nashville where I began a 14 year career in the banking industry as a Branch Manager and Assistant Vice President. Among many other responsibilities, I was charged with the responsibility of training all new employees and writing procedures for the bank. The teaching/training was my favorite part of my job!  I met my husband, Michael in Nashville. We have 3 beautiful children. Allie is now 20 years old and engaged to be married this October. Our twins, Matthew and Caroline are 17 and will graduate next year! We have a shih tzu named Dakota who is definitely one of the family!!  I was blessed to be a stay at home Mom for 5 years. During that time, I returned to school at Trevecca Nazarene University where I earned my Master's in the Art of Teaching.