I was born and raised in Boise, Idaho where I attended Giraffe Laugh as a preschooler. I loved my experience there so much as a child that as soon as I was old enough, I began volunteering at Giraffe Laugh as a classroom helper. I loved being in the environment that shaped me and helped me learn and grow, and watching that wonderful experience unfold for so many others. I attended the University of Idaho and got a bachelor’s in early childhood development and education. After working at Giraffe Laugh’s summer program, I knew my calling was to work with young children. As soon as I graduated, I began working as the preschool teacher for Giraffe Laugh 4 and eventually worked my way up to being the Site Director for Giraffe Laugh Garden City Preschool. I feel so blessed to be a part of bringing quality preschool to the deserving families of Garden City. When I’m not teaching, you’ll find me somewhere on the Greenbelt or with my nose buried in a good book.
We can see the future from here!
Giraffe Laugh is a local nonprofit that provides early childhood education and nurturing to 170 Treasure Valley children annually by ensuring school readiness, empowering families, and building strong futures.
Giraffe Laugh has two full-time programs that serve children 0-5 years old, a full-time preschool program that serves children 3.5-5 years old, and a summer program that serves children that are of school-age.