I grew up in Green Country in Oklahoma as the oldest of three girls. As a kid, besides leading the way on daily chores with mom, I enjoyed making mud pies, swimming in the creek, tumbling in the grass, climbing trees, playing soccer, and running a trotline, and whacking a tennis ball with dad. During high school and into college, I was a lifeguard and swim instructor. I completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science from Oklahoma State University. After a stint in physician assistant school that didn’t go well, I earned a Master of Art in Counseling from Seton Hall University. Next, I completed a career counseling certificate from the University of California at San Diego.
While an undergrad, I married my high school sweetheart. Soon, we left Oklahoma and set off for his military career. We’ve had the privilege of living in many places across the U.S., including California, Wyoming, Texas, New Jersey, Georgia, Nevada, and Virginia. Currently, we live in Las Vegas with our two kids. We are a homeschooling family since 2015 because I believe kids thrive in interest-based learning.
For fun, I love to get outside with a purpose. I enjoy road trips and RVing. I’ve taken up mountain biking with my son, who is a great teacher for me. I still love to whack a tennis ball. I play with my daughter. She has had some formal coaching, so she isn’t as much of a hacker as me. Hubby, daughter, and I are into golfing, our son is into driving a golf cart, but that’s a whole other thing. I also enjoy Minecraft. The kids introduced me to it. I like to play a version where I don’t stay two nights in the same spot. I sleep in a mushroom tent and spend the day looking for treasure…which sounds remarkably like my regular plan in real life.
Because we moved many times as a military family, eventually, I understood that if I had my own company, it would move with me. So, in 2009 I launched Sparks Press and began my entrepreneurial adventure! What I do in my business looks different from time to time, but it’s essentially an internet marketing company. I started by offering career development information and services and still get referrals for one-on-one consulting and website and portfolio development, which I enjoy so much. These days though, my main focus is audiobooks.
Thank you for visiting my website and for your interest in my story and my audiobook projects. Now, let’s dive in!