Becky was born in California, but lived most of her adult years in Salem, Oregon where her two children were born and raised. In December 2014, she relocated with her husband back to Oregon after living in California and Colorado. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Family Studies from Corban University.
Becky has worked in a variety of settings. While her children were growing up, she worked part-time for many years as an office nurse, allowing her time to volunteer in their school and to be involved in volunteer work in her church. She then worked as a Family Support Worker for Healthy Start in Marion and Polk Counties providing support through home visits to overburdened first time parents. Becky moved into education about 10 years ago after relocating to Southern California when her husband had a job change. While there, she worked as an Instructional Aide in the Learning Skills Program at a community college, a resource for students with learning disabilities. In that role, she oversaw daily student lab activities under the direction of the Learning Disabilities Specialist. For the past 5 years, she provided support to K-5th grade students (with a variety of diagnoses, including Autism and language disorders) as an Educational Assistant at an elementary school in Colorado.
Growing up in a family that camped in a pop up tent trailer all over the United States, Becky learned to love being in nature at a young age. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, traveling, exploring parks and trails, camping in a pop up tent trailer with her husband, gardening, and reading while enjoying a delicious cup of coffee.