I am a native of South Heart, ND, and have 26 years of educational experience; 13 years of Head Start/Preschool, and over 13 years as a first-grade teacher at Heart River Elementary. I graduated from Dickinson State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. I have a minor in Early Childhood and a Kindergarten Endorsement. I am married to Cary Gress. We have two children, Dylan and Macy. I enjoy reading, walking, and spending time with my family.