- Nursery Supervisor
- Gardening Supervisor
- B.S. Elementery Education, Reading/Language Arts - UW-Platteville, Platteville, WI - 1988
- WI State Teaching License
- 2006-Present - PK 3 & PK 4, St. John's Lutheran School, Burlington, WI
- 1988-1991 - Kindergarten, Salem Consolidated Grade School, Salem, WI
- 1984-1987 - Day Care Aid, UW-Platteville Child Care Center, Platteville, WI
- Colleen, better known as Sam, was born and raised in Union Grove, Wisconsin and attended Yorkville Elementary School. She graduated from Racine Lutheran High School before attending UW-Platteville.
Sam keeps busy as a 4-H Exploring leader, gardening, reading, attending many of her children's sporting events, and playing in the Sr. Bell Choir at St. John's.
Sam and her husband Chuck and their four children are active members of St. John's Lutheran Church and live in Burlington, WI.