I am originally from Walnut Creek, CA a city just outside of San Francisco. I have two sisters, one older and one younger, both of which are in the teaching profession. I ventured to Georgia in 1993 when I first attended Emory University, from which I received a degree in Mathematics in 1996. While at Emory I played basketball, and was a captain of the team that reached the "Sweet Sixteen" in 1995.

I have always loved sports and that love of sports brought me to Athens, where I have spent the last eight years as an assistant coach for the University of Georgia Women's Basketball Program. Since my arrival in Athens in 1999, I have met and married my husband, Russ Gilbert and we were blessed with our daughter, Sydney Grace, in April 2005.