I grew up on a farm near Belgrade Nebraska. I attended a rural country grade school, graduated from Fullerton High School and the College of St. Mary in Omaha. I have been in the banking industry since 1973 and have been with First National Bank of Omaha (previously Platte Valley State Bank) for the last 19 years. In 2013 I earned the designation of a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. My husband, Ted, and I moved to Kearney 6 years ago. Ted is a salesman for US Foods and we are the parents of one son and 3 daughters who all graduated from UNK. We have 11 grandchildren who range from 15 years old to 2 years in age.