Growing up in a family with ten siblings, Dee learned much from her mother. Hosting large family celebrations, she watched her mother and participated in the grand preparations. Her father was a do-it-yourself-er, building and maintaining their family home while earning his living in contract management. Unaware of God's plan, these skills would soon be her tools for success.
Dee began her inn-schooling with careers in hotel catering management, elementary education earning a degree from UW-Whitewater, window treatment designing & sewing, and event decorating for local & national charities. She enjoys being around people in recreation, worship and work.