I was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and am a dedicated lover of the Appalachian Mountains. I was a television news reporter and anchor in multiple markets across the country for 12 years. After TV, I became the spokeswoman for a law enforcement agency in Florida. I have a Master's Degree in Behavioral Psychology and am the mother of two boys. We live near the Gulf of Mexico in the Tampa Bay region. I love writing, reading, baking, running, Crossfit, and spending time outdoors. Most importantly, I love being a mother.