I have been a proud resident of Champaign for over forty years. I graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1989 with my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Education. In 1991, I received my Juris Doctor from the Illinois Institute of Technology Kent College of Law, and in 1992, I was admitted into the Illinois Bar.
In 1993, I worked at the Illinois Pollution Control Board as a Hearing Officer for four years. In 1998, I joined the Nally, Bauer, Feinen & Mann, P.C. as its first associate, and was named partner in NBFM in 2001. At NBFM I focus on guardianship, real estate, estate planning, and other areas. In 2013, I was hired as an Impartial Hearing Officer for the Illinois State Board of Education.
I currently live in Champaign with my husband, Chuck, and two children, Karlee and Catherine. A few of my hobbies include running, horseback riding, and photography. I have a strong desire to serve within our local community, as well as help make our City a great place to live. I served as a Champaign County Board member for fourteen years and was appointed to City Council in 2007 as an at-large Council Member. I was elected Mayor in 2015.