I grew up on a farm outside of Indian Head which is located approximately one hour east of Regina. After graduating from high school, I earned an Early Childhood Education diploma, with great distinction, from Saskpolytech. During my studies I completed internships in various locations. I had the opportunity to work in a preschool, daycare, family centre and on the pediatrics ward at the General Hospital, to name a few. After convocation I worked at the Regina Early Years Family Centre where I planned and implemented various programs for the visiting families. I later was hired to be the Assistant Director at Play and Discover Early Learning Centre (daycare at Saskpolytech). As the Assistant Director, I learned many new skills while working with the children and their families. It was from these various experiences and employment opportunities that I realized my passion for working with and teaching children thus, finalizing my decision to pursue an Elementary Education degree through the University of Regina.