I grew up in Natchez, Mississippi. I attended Mississippi State University for my undergraduate studies and received my dental degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry. Following dental school, I completed a two-year residency program in pediatric dentistry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and then worked there on staff for four years. I am a board-certified pediatric dentist.

My family and I moved to Birmingham, Alabama in 2005, where I practiced for eight years. I now reside in Pensacola, Florida with my husband Colby and our four children, Laurel, Hayes, Witt, and Morgan.