Coeur d’Alene is our home:

We have loved living in Coeur d'Alene for the past 30 years, where we raised our four children who went all the way through the Coeur d’Alene school system and have excelled in their careers. Our small business is here and we have been active in the schools and community.


Married to Rick Souza for 40 years
Four grown children, one daughter-in-law, one grandchild…so far


Master’s degree in Health Education from Whitworth University
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Pacific Lutheran University


Small business co-owner for 33 years
Critical Care RN and Nursing Instructor for 10 years


Elected to the Idaho State Senate in 2014
Idaho Volunteer of the Year Award from Republican Women, 2013
Chair of CdA’s first Open Space Committee
Coeur d’Alene Planning and Zoning Commissioner for 6 years
Former political columnist for local news
Many school committees
I write a free email Newsletter about government issues