I was raised by my parents Robert and Karen in Comstock, Wisconsin, and graduated from Cumberland High School in 2005. I started out playing the trumpet in fifth grade and switched to French horn my junior year of college. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 2011 with a bachelors degree in music education and certification in elementary, vocal, and instrumental music (that's why it took so long!). I spent last year substitute teaching in the River Falls area and working at the Hudson movie theater. In December, I got engaged and am planning a wedding for next October. My fiance, Tim, and I live in Spring Valley with our cat, Sergei. I am a huge Packer fan and enjoy playing fantasy football, reading, and listening to the radio.