I was raised on a farm north of Jackson. I then went on to work for 31 years at Southeast Missouri State University. I retired in July 2010 after working in the Department of Computer Science and the Office of Institutional Research. I then joined the staff of Good Shepherd in March 2011 as the part-time office secretary. I am married to Pat Wissman and I am the mother of Amanda and mom to Alexa, Lyulf and Trevor.