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  • Graduate of Murray State University; B.S. Vocational Education, M.S. Mass Communications (Public Relations/Advertising), M.S. Education/Technology
  • Culinary Arts Training--National Center for Hospitality Services-Sullivan University (Culinary Arts/Baking and Pastry)  and Culinary Institute-Johnson and Wales University (Baking and Pastry)


I am a certified Family and Consumer Science teacher with over 17 years experience teaching courses in Foods and Nutrition and Culinary Arts. 

During my professional career I have worked in the food and culinary industry as a private caterer and head chef at First United Methodist Church.  On a personal note, I have been cooking and entertaining all of my life starting with entering cooking contests and competitions as a 4-H member and continuing through high school and college.  I enjoy helping others learn to love to be creative in the kitchen and expand their knowledge of food, cooking techniques, nutrition and making positive lifestyle changes through culinary arts.

On a personal note, I am married, have three sons--James, Will and Lynn--, two grandchildren, and a Basset Hound named Flash.  I enjoy spending time not only in the kitchen but also outdoors on beautiful Lake Barkley.  I love to travel and try new restaurants to expand my culinary experience.