I was born in Omaha, NE and moved quite a bit until I was in 8th grade when we move to Cherokee IA. After graduating from Cherokee Washington High School I went Creighton University in Omaha for a year and transferred to Iowa State University. I subsequently did my masters at Kansas State University and doctorate at Northwestern University.
Occupation and other community service you are involved in:I am the Associate Vice Provost at JMU. I serve on the Chamber Board and the Chamber’s Executive Committee, chair the Vision 2020 BOLD (Building Optimal Leaders by Design) Leadership Program, and serve on the United Way Board.
Fun facts about you:We have 5 kids.
I love the Cubs.
Why did you decide to participate in DWTS?First of all I was asked by Donna Harper and how do you say no to Donna. Second, Josh Bacon (husband of Darcy) did a great sales job. And third, it is a great fund raiser for a very important cause.
I love to dance because....Truth be told, I don’t really like to dance and only dance at our kid’s weddings.