JaLynne Winters grew up in the Tacoma area but has lived most of her married life on the east side of the state, with a few stops in Virginia and Utah. She is married (30 years), has four children and one grandchild. She has a teaching certificate and a BA in Math Education and Coaching. Her passions are her family, sports, hiking, and music. Some of her greatest moments are helping youth gain a passion for learning.