I was born and raised in Indio, CA and graduated from Indio High in 1978 and from College of the Desert in 1981. While attending College of the Desert, I was student Assistant Coach for the Women's Basketball under Coach Frank Garcia. We reached the Southern California Championship Game in 1981. I also was an Intramural Tennis and Basketball Champion at College of the Desert.
From College of the Desert I went directly to Long Beach State where I studied Political Science and worked as Student Assistant to the Athletic Director. I worked directly with the football team and basketball team while attending CSULB and traveled all over the country with the athletic programs. I graduated with a BA in Political Science from CSULB in 1984.
I eventually earned my Teaching Credential for teaching students with moderate and severe disabilities at CSUSB. I now enjoy working closely with student athletes to ensure their experience at College of the Desert is rewarding and lifelong.