Traci was born and raised in Farnhamville. She was in the first Kindergarten class at the new Cedar Valley School and the last Kindergarten class to attend half days. In her sophomore year, Cedar Valley merged with Prairie in Gowrie. Traci attended AIB in Des Moines for one year then returned to her hometown before settling in Fort Dodge in 1994. Traci has worked in the secretarial field for more than 20 years and has been working here at First Presbyterian Church since January 2008. She is married to Kurt and they have two sons. Her family keeps her busy attending sporting events, choir and band performances. Traci especially likes the Saint Edmond Jazz Band, as both her sons are involved in it. She loves reading, knitting, crocheting and spending time motorcycle riding with her husband.