Teaching is truly what I am meant to do in my life and I am so excited to begin my journey at Carson Creek! One of the greatest joys in life is to guide children as they begin their educational journey, whether it is in the classroom or outside learning from nature and their environment. I wholeheartedly believe that it is important for children to be able to explore and develop their interests from a multitude of experiences. I have over fifteen years of experience in the early childhood classroom. I also recently started teaching English on an online platform to students in other countries. I claim NC as my home state since I have been here since I was three years old and I have been in Mooresville for over twenty years. I am married and we have an eleven-year-old son named Linkon. We explore the NC mountains as often as possible and our favorite NC beach destination is Ocracoke Island. We enjoy hiking, driving ATVs, kayaking and more. I am a kid at heart; when we are with family and friends, I am always the adult that will explore with the children and play in the mud. One of my favorite pastimes is lying in the hammock with a good book. You will often see me with a camera in my hand capturing many of life’s treasured moments.