Becky is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, where she earned a degree in English with a technical writing emphasis and a minor in Speech/Communications. Throughout her college years, she interned and then worked part-time for several different publications at Johnson-Hill Press (JHP) in Fort Atkinson, WI. Following graduation, Becky became managing editor for a custom agricultural publication at Schroeder Publications, Monona, WI. In 1991, she returned to JHP as an editorial assistant at Equipment Today. She rose to associate editor and was later promoted to editor of FEED & GRAIN magazine, another JHP (later Cygnus Business Media) property. After successfully overseeing this publication’s growth over a three-and-half year period, Becky returned to Equipment Today as editor in 1998.