I was born and raised in central California on a fruit farm, then attended and graduated from BYU, served a mission to South Africa, did humanitarian work for 3 years in Nigeria, was an editor for the LDS International Magazines, and married when I finally my met husband, John on a blind date when I was 31. We have 3 fabulous kids: Adam, Claire and Aaron. We enjoy traveling and doing what we can to help each other navigate this journey we are all on.
We recently returned from Yakima, Washington, where we opened a new LDS Mission on July 1, 2015. We served there for 3 years. Now we are living in West Africa, serving another LDS Mission in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire and Bamako, Mali. We are so happy here!
These are the things I love:
Family history, humanitarian work, writing, reading, making quilts, changing seasons and homemade soup.
I’ve taught a semester-long Family History course in Orem, Utah and have had 1000s of students.
I’ve also been a Leader with a fantastic organization called Days for Girls. We make feminine hygiene kits for girls in developing countries, which helps keep them in school every day of the month. We have 100os of women all over the valley working on these kits every week. You can learn more about it here: http://www.daysforgirls.org/.