I have worked in the medical industry as a sales representative for over 23 years for companies Merck, Medtronic, and currently Nevro.  It was during my first job with Merck that I met and became friends with Arturo Echeverri.  He told me about all the beautiful kids at New Hope.  It wasn’t until 2015 that I was able to do my first mission trip to Ethiopia and instantly fell in love with the kids.  This experience changed my life so profoundly that I took all five of my kids back to Africa in 2017!

Outside of work, I enjoy oil painting, and I show my work in multiple galleries across Montana.  One piece dear to my heart is one that I did of my Ethiopian daughter, Emabet, after returning from my first trip.

My husband, Dean, and I sponsor four of the New Hope kids.