I was born here. I spent most of my childhood here and graduated from Longview High School in 1985. I lived in Austin and Dallas for many years, but when it was time to raise my daughter, I felt a very strong pull back home.  There are so many things I love about East Texas and Longview- the beautiful pine trees, the lakes, and the kindest, most generous people! I am proud to call myself a LOBO! I am proud to work for a business that is so vital to our community. There is no better source for local news and information than the Longview News-Journal and I love being a part of the team that makes that happen. Choosing to raise my family here was the best decision we could have made!