I spent the majority of my life in Kansas City, Missouri where I received a degree in Elementary Education and English Education from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

I worked 30 years as a systems manager and software designer for DST Systems, Inc., the country’s largest mutual fund record keeping agency.  In 2004, I retired and moved to Florida with my teenage daughter.

Shortly after moving to the Orlando area, I decided to open a gift basket business “Peggy’s Sweets and More”.   I later changed the name of my business to “Pixie Dust Occasions”.

Between 2004 and 2010, I constructed and delivered over 500 gift baskets to Walt Disney World resort guests.   In 2010, I closed the business when I took a position with the Disney Florist.

Since leaving the Disney Florist, I received certification from the Floral Design Institute and have taken classes in Graphic Design.   I passed the exams to earn the titles of Disney Destination Specialist and Universal Parks and Resorts Travel Specialist.  I am always looking for ways to improve my creative skill set.

In my spare time, I do digital scrapbooking, design floral arrangements, write and spend time in the theme parks.

I live in Windermere with my daughter, my sister, our golden retriever and two cats.