Co-owner and General Manager, Carroll Daily Times Herald and co-owner of the Jefferson Herald, Panora Guthrie Co. Vedette, Greenfield Adair Co. Free Press, Fontanelle Observer and Guthrie Center Times
Taught elementary school in Jefferson and Des Moines and for a time served as president of the Indianola School Board before moving back to Carroll and beginning work at the Daily Times Herald following the death of her father. Family purchased the Jefferson Bee & Herald in 2012. In 2014 the Guthrie Center Times, Panora Vedette, Lake Panorama Times, Greenfield Free Press and Fontanelle Observer were purchased.
Two sons and a daughter who also are active with the newspaper, Doug Burns, Tom Burns and Jane Lawson.
Off the job interests:
Very active in the Carroll community and serves on the Heartland Area Education Board. Also spends time with grandchildren, reading and travel.