Alyson loved growing up in Oregon and never wanted to leave. Later, she lived in California, Puerto Rico, Virginia, Colorado and now Utah. She graduated from BYU in Math Secondary Education with a Minor in Physics. She taught Junior High math for one year and has spent many years tutoring. As a mom, she loves teaching and learning alongside her children whether they are in a homeschool setting or attending a traditional school. She loves math and discovering connections to math in all areas of learning, teaching, exploring nature, history, every place she has lived, building friendships, reading, sewing and spending time with her husband, five sons, and daughter.