I graduated from Calvin College and worked in a treatment center at Bethany Christian Services. Later I decided to combine my education and counseling experience by going back to school for a master’s degree in school counseling from Western Michigan University. I married my high school boyfriend, Paul. We have three adult sons, two daughter-in-laws and five grandchildren. My greatest joy is being with our family and creating memories through celebrating life’s milestones. I also enjoy playing tennis, pickleball, bike riding and traveling. One of our best trips as a family was visiting Machu Picchu.