Mrs. Younkers started her karate training in 2018 after watching her youngest daughter Harley and oldest granddaughter Haley start training. She earned her 1st degree in October 2022 after persevering through a shoulder injury and a second try at her black belt test. She started her instructing career in January 2023 and plans to continue her training for her 2nd-Degree black belt.
Mrs. Younkers enjoys tracing her genealogy and learning the history of her family. She also loves traveling, exploring new places, and reading.