I was born and raised in Missouri and moved here from Los Angeles in February 2012. I graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a B.S. in Mass Communications. I was a cheerleader for 8 years and a dancer from age 2 to 22. I am a certified volunteer with Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Children’s Miracle Network. I was Miss Missouri 2008 and competed at Miss America 2009. I currently live in San Jose with my husband Patrick, our 2 dogs, Cash Money and Millionaire and our new baby Gianna!