Her father was a self-employed farm equipment mechanic, and her mother was homemaker, a County EMT, a trainer for the disabled, Church Hymn Leader, Sunday School teacher, Church Camp organizer, and most recently a cake baker. Megan attended rural Pekin Community Schools and Indian Hills Community College for Child Development and Early Elementary Education.
Megan began working in 1993 as a consumer advocate. She is a trained Doula, assisting women prenatally, labor and postpartum. She runs her own business, Des Moines Doula, throughout Southeast and Central Iowa for 21 years. Megan has continued to volunteer her doula services for the past 11 years, with the Young Women’s Resource Center, in Des Moines. She is the Co-Founder of Iowa Birth Organization and a professional member of Friends of Iowa Midwives. Her position as a highly experienced birth professional has led her to the top of the list for inquiries from all types of consumers, organizations, departments and corporations, where she can provide information, resources, and a voice to the issues surrounding childbirth rights.
Megan previously lived in Des Moines, and was employed by the Principal Financial Group. While there, she became an active leader in the community. She was often involved in various charities, and was a member of the Young Professionals Connection. She served as a fundraising and community events coordinator. Megan left the Principal Financial Group in 2005, and moved to Knoxville, to stay at home with her children, and to be closer to her family.
Megan currently works at the Iowa State Capitol, as the consumer advocate for a smaller, grassroots organization. She works with all legislators, in a bi-partisan manner, as the voice for many Iowans. She has developed great relationships and has earned great respect and experience in her role as a consumer advocate. Megan is also an active part of the Marion County Democrats, as well as theLegislation Education Committee, where she works to bring educational events and guest speakers to the district regarding important topics impacting local citizens.
She and her husband, Michael, have two daughters who attend Knoxville Public Schools. Michael is the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of M&H Broadcasting, Inc.
House District 28 includes Lynnville, Sully, Reasnor, Monroe, Harvey, Knoxville, Swan, Pleasantville, Melcher-Dallas, Williamson, Russell