I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Finance in 2002, and obtained my Master’s Degree in 2005, both from The University of Akron. Upon graduating in 2002, I served as the Fiscal Specialist for the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board of Stark County. In 2004, I moved to Aultman Hospital, where I served as a Financial Analyst, Coordinator of grant programs, then Director over multiple departments focused on community initiatives. In addition, I began teaching as an adjunct professor at Stark State College in 2007, later moving to Malone University where I continue to teach. In 2012, I joined the Heritage Christian School Board of Education, leaving in 2015 to become Administrator of the school. I earned the Certified Management Accountant designation in 2013 and am a life-long resident of Stark County. My husband and I are active in the local church and community.