picture at the left was taken in
1963 when I was about 3-1/2. What a
cute, sweet, quiet, young child,
right? Well, maybe not. Even as a
child, I was on the go. By the time
I was two, my parents had to start
using a "leash" to keep me from
disappearing. We have video of me at
age two trying to jump off the Grand
Canyon. I'll post the video clips
another time. By the time I was
five, it was clear that I wasn't
like other children. This is evident
in my kindergarten graduation photo.
I'm the one in the center of the
picture with more important things
on my mind than looking at the
moved a lot when I was little. I
lived in Iowa, California,
Mississippi, Arizona, Utah,
Kentucky, and New York in my first
10 years. I've always loved
holidays. In the picture on the
left, my sister Allison and I
decorated pumpkins for Halloween in
1968 when we were living in West
graduated from Urbandale
my junior year. I went to two proms
with high school sweetheart and
first husband, Jerry.
college years at Iowa State
University were filled with ISU
sports, parties, and of course
serious studies (?).
have two sisters.
my younger sister, married Ed King in 2003. She works
Airlines in Tucson, Arizona in customer service
and also does training and development. Allison
loves the movies. Check out her web page at Allison's
my youngest sister, married Ben Rathsack in 2001.
She is the Director of MBA Admissions at Southern
Methodist University in the Cox School of Business.
parents, enjoy genealogy, sports, travel, reading,
and writing. Mom runs the Vision
to Action Publishing
business. Dad's a business professor at Emporia State
all like to travel, so we try to meet during the year
at different locations. Mom and dad live in Emporia
Kansas, so we sometimes meet in Branson
where we also own a cabin, Missouri for weekends of
shopping and shows. Mom sometimes meets me at conferences.