I was born and lived in NE Louisiana until my family moved to Kansas City, MO when I was 16. After high school, I entered the insurance industry where I stayed until retirement. I started an independent agency after a few years, and sold it 20 years later. This taught me leadership skills, financial management, and human resources. My involvement with industry associations afforded me the opportunity to learn and utilize parliamentary procedure regularly, which helps with running Clan Irwin Association in a proper manner.

It was in Kansas City that I met my husband of 57 years. We have no children, although with a large immediate and extended family, I have many to love. With genealogy as one of my passions, I am fortunate to expand my family tree even more and learn about my ancestors.

Following retirement, my husband and I moved to Calhoun, LA, where we love the moderate winters and find it a central location for me visit immediate and extended family.