My husband Joe and I own and operate James Industries, Inc. which has been serving the Energy industry for 35 years. We are active across four states and an employer in the district. I have served as a crisis pregnancy counselor in Washington County, was appointed to the Austin County Emergency Communication Board (911), and have been politically active with our Republican Party candidates,  serving as a delegate to several state Republican conventions. I served as a precinct chair until I resigned to run for the Texas House. Joe and I will soon celebrate 41 years of marriage. I received my BBA in Business Management from the University of Houston. We have 5 children, 4 grandsons and one granddaughter. My husband and I are active at Grace Community Church.