B.S. Degree in Horticulture with an emphasis in Landscape Design from University of Missouri (1993). M.S. Degree in Horticulture from University of Missouri (2001).Began working for University of Missouri Extension in 2008 as a Horticulture Educator in Dunklin County and moved into a Horticulture Specialist position one year later in Butler County. Became Southeast Regional Director in 2018.