Mrs. Nelson was born and raised in Cambridge, Minnesota. In search of adventure, she joined the U.S. Air Force where she served in Space Command reporting on space operations world-wide. Her first assignment was to Colorado Springs, CO were she fell in love with the mountains! After completing her enlistment, she moved to Albuquerque, NM were she earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of New Mexico. Mrs. Nelson’s husband, Joel also served in the U.S. Air Force, which allowed them to live all over the U.S. and travel abroad. She taught elementary school in Ohio and Virginia until the arrival of their first child. Mrs. Nelson and her husband have three children that she home schooled for four years in Classical Conversations. She is excited to be an Aide at Golden View Classical Academy and to see her children continue their classical education. In her free time she loves to cook with her daughter, travel, play volleyball, grow a love for reading the classics with her children, host friends for dinner, RV with her family and visit National Parks, ski, hike, swim in the lakes of Minnesota, and occasionally scuba dive with her husband.