After spending 14 years working for the Forest Service, she decided to spend more time with her two sons (Shane and Gabe), she became a Cub Scout Leader, and started employment with the Rapid City Area Schools. In 1993 she had an opportunity to transfer to the City of Rapid City, Parks Division and started teaching line dancing to her friends and subsequently her own dance classes.
In 2012 she retired from the City of Rapid City and is now a Real Estate Appraiser and the Executive Secretary for the ND Appraisers Association.
She has been teaching dance in the Rapid City Area since 1993 and started and ran the Hot Shots Performance Dance Team from 1997 until it's retirement in 2020.
She loves to travel, go on hikes and walks, spend time with her family (especially her 2 grandchildren), and of course – Dance!
She continues to encourage people of all ages to learn the fun and joy of dancing.
Dance! It's Good for the Heart!!