I was born and raised in Winter Harbor, Maine, and currently reside in the Hancock area with my husband Abe Knowlton. I am a graduate of Sumner Memorial High School. I received my Bachelors degree at the University of Maine at Machias. I earned my Masters in Education, Counselor Education, and educational leadership through the University of Maine. I currently work as the School Guidance Counselor at Ella Lewis and Peninsula Schools. I previously taught Business Education at Sumner Memorial High School and have been a School Guidance Counselor for ten years.