Veronica grew up in Juneau, Alaska moving to Anchorage in 1995 to attend the University of Alaska. While working toward her degree in Elementary Education she worked at the YMCA Before and After School Programs. She also taught swim lessons at the Y for children ages 3 months to 12 years. After the birth of her first child, she stayed home to raise her family. All of her children are St. Mary's Alumni and she was a former Advisory Council member. Veronica first joined the St. Mary's staff in 2005 as a substitute. In 2006, she joined the team teaching the afternoon 3's and 4's. In 2008, she added the morning 3's to her teaching schedule. She loves teaching preschool because she gets to play all day long.