Born and raised in Seadrift. Mother of four children, all raised in Seadrift. Daughter of Commercial Fisherman, worked on Shrimp Boat with Father for 13 years. Became a Licensed fishing guide in 2001. Own Full Stringer Guide Service with husband, Gary Alford.
- Owner of The Tax Depot, Inc., tax preparation and bookkeeping service.
- President of the Seadrift Chamber of Commerce for 2009 and 2010.
- Charter member of the Seadrift Lions Club. Secretary of the Coastal Bend Board of Realtors for 2010.
- Treasurer for Coastal Bend Board of Realtors for 2011.