I grew up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where my family were members of First United Presbyterian Church. I graduated from UT College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983; Timothy and I then lived in Atlanta for 8 years, where both our children Stephanie and Thomas were born, then moved to Nashville in 1991. I own Apache Trail Animal Hospital in Antioch, where I have practiced for nearly 24 years. I have been a member of DPC since 1992 and have served at various times as elder, Sunday school teacher, LOGOS teacher/table parent/team leader, AGAPE leader and in other ministries, as well as being an active choir member. In my (limited) spare time I enjoy gardening, reading and travel.