Christy completed her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois in 1998 and moved to Des Moines to work at Orchard Place. She was a residential therapist and a school based therapist at Orchard Place for a total of 13 years. She now works for Broadlawns at the FOCUS High School program doing Individual, Group and Family therapy. She also does outpatient therapy part time at Dr. Bertroche and Associates. She was the IMHCA Conference Committee Chair for 8 years and is back at it again this year after taking a two year break. She has two children: her son is in his second year at ISU majoring in Engineering, and her daughter is a Freshman at Urbandale High School. In her free time she enjoys reading, jogging, spending time with friends, family, and watching football.