I was born in London, England, and emigrated to the United States with my family when I was three years old. After graduation from a high school in East Suburban Minnesota, I went to college for a journalism degree. I enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard in 1990, and deployed to Iraq in 2005 – 2006. I have worked as a newspaper reporter, a medical biller, and a Paralegal for the U.S. military, from which I recently retired. I am currently working as a legal transcriptionist.