I am a mother of six children in a blended family. Their ages range from nine years old to 15 years old. I am retired from a home improvement retail company after almost 20 years of service. I started as a part time associate directly out of high school. While I had no education past high school, I was able to cultivate a career with unlimited growth potential. When I left the company, I was a District Operations Manager with over 1000 employees spread across eight stores in two states. I was responsible for day to day operations including profit and loss, risk management, profitability, training and development and a long list of other responsibilities. My stores' annual revenue was more than $1.5 million per year. Throughout my career I raised a family, conducted women in leadership conferences, traveled to Mexico, was a Girlscout Leader, coached volleyball, published countless newsletters, and wrote and edited on a regular basis for my superiors.