I grew up in Columbia (Elementary School through UMC-Columbia). Upon graduation from college with a finance degree, I went to law school in Boston. Upon graduation from law school, I moved to St. Louis where I practiced commercial real estate law for 20 years. In 2005, I moved back to Columbia to be closer to my parents. When I returned to Columbia, I started to attend the Missouri Concert Series at which time I discovered that I loved the ballet. When asked to be a dancer in the Dancing with the Stars benefit for the Ballet I was delighted to accept. I am looking forward to competing and raising as much money as possible.