I graduated from Galva-Holstein High School in 1991 and from Buena Vista University in 1995. I started teaching at Central Lyon in 1995. In 1997, I married Tim Boekhout. We have 2 children, Brandt and Brecken. We also have three dogs, Ava, Boomer, and Buster.We love living in Rock Rapids, but also love visiting warm and sunny Florida. I also work part-time at Grand Falls Casino & Resort in the gift shop and boutique. I enjoy going for walks, watching Brecken's athletic events, visiting Brandt at college at SDSU, and eating out with my family.