Gretchen’s career began in manufacturing where she worked as a mechanical engineer, operations manager, and business consultant. While taking time off to raise her three children – all Dallas ISD students – she developed a passion for helping others. Now, as a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Gretchen helps men, women, and teens manage chronic pain and optimize their health and well-being through group classes and individualized wellness coaching. She is an active DISD volunteer and a champion for parent and community involvement in public education. Gretchen has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.