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My husband, Thomas and I met while both working for EDS Corporation.  We bought our first home in Plano as newlyweds 30 years ago.  Our children, Chloe and Ben were born at Medical City Plano, and attended Plano schools from first grade through their graduations from Plano Senior High School.

I served on the Executive Board of every Plano ISD school’s PTA/PTSA/PTO that my children attended; volunteering, and holding various positions, multiple times, including President, Treasurer, VP Membership, VP Ways and Means, and on the Audit and Nominating committees.  I am the proud recipient of the Texas PTA Lifetime Membership Award.

Additionally, I served as Treasurer multiple years for the Young Mens’ Service League, Wildcat Chapter, Plano Senior High School Wildcat Battalion JROTC Booster Club, and Plano Future Farmers of America Buyers Club.  I am currently a member of the City of Plano Senior Advisory Board, and also certified as a Long-Term Care Ombudsman for Texas residents of assisted living, and nursing facilities.

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My education includes a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of California, and a Master’s degree in Dispute Resolution from Southern Methodist University.  Following my career at EDS Corporation, I founded and served as CEO of my own commercial real estate company.

I learned the value of education from my father.  When he came to this country, he could barely speak English.  With hard work and perseverance, he earned a Master’s degree, and Ph.D., and went on to do, and lead research for the USDA for almost 40 years.  Education was the key to his success – essential to our family’s American dream.