I am from Bristol, VA but now live in Bristol, TN. I graduated from King College in 1985 (BA) and then earned my MA degree from ETSU in 1987 (MA). I have taught English since 1986. I am married and have one son. My quote from Emerson reflects my love and passion for horses. The quote from Marilyn Monroe reflects my interest in her and her life. I was born October after she was murdered in August 1962. Then the quotes from Twain and Thoreau reflect my career and love for writing and reading.
I earned my M.A. from ETSU and my Graduate Certificate in Professional Communication, which I earned from Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN.
I began teaching at King 20 years after I graduated from King (1985-2005). I have taught Freshmen composition here for the duration, although I also taught Reading for the first two years. I now also teach Research and Writing. I really love what I do, but I love the "kids" more.
My interests include snow skiing, horses, writing, cooking/baking and family. My son and I snow ski competitively with Team Beech, Beech Mountain, NC and NASTAR. Think of Bode Miller, Ted Ligety and Lindsey Vonn (Olympic alpine skiers), if you will. I have hunted hogs and ducks in the past, but now I leave the hunting to my husband and son. I write poetry and short stories, and I have been published several times.