I grew up on a wheat farm in northern Idaho, having what one would call an idyllic childhood where every dog we had was named Tippy. I attended college at Boise State University, studying accounting. After college, I spent a brief few years in the Midwest working for The Ohio State University and am now forever both a Bronco and Buckeye fan. However, moving back to Idaho was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I currently work for Healthwise, a local nonprofit and earned my CPA in 2009. I have one son, William, who is 19, studying physics at the University of Idaho and a proud tuba player for the Vandal marching band.