After studying Communication Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mrs. Wilcox pursued a career in business. She started her own real estate practice and has also had wide experience in management and sales. In the past ten years, Mrs. Wilcox has founded non-profit parent education networks in several public schools, and has been instrumental in special education reform. Soon after establishing the NE Ohio office of HOPE with her partner, Mrs. Wilcox moved to Columbus, expanded the firm and developed a Central Ohio branch. Most recently, she has opened a West Michigan branch for HOPE Educational Consulting, LLC. She is a popular speaker at parent groups and educational conferences. Mrs. Wilcox lives with her husband and four children.