I've been married to Stew Mehlhaff for 35 years. We have four children; Arianne (32), Kalen (30), Jordan (29), and Aleya (19); and four grandbabies; Elsa (11), Everly (4), Emma (3), and Friedrich (1). I've been a small business owner for 25+ years, including a start-up and 5 franchises. I'm an inventor and will launch my first invention in the fall of 2021. I have an Associates Degree in Theology from INSTE Bible Institute, a Bachelors of Science in Political Science / American Indian Studies and a Masters of Science in Strategic Leadership from Black Hill State University. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, cooking and writing.