Lynn Boes (pronounced Base) graduated from the University of Iowa, College of Nursing in 1979. She has been a registered nurse for 27 years and held national certification in Community Health Nursing through December 31, 1999. She has practiced in a wide variety of settings, including home care, hospital nursing (intensive care, medical-surgical, skilled nursing, and orthopedics), and as a consultant for the State of Iowa Department of Public Health. Lynn graduated from Drake Law School with honors in 1996. She is a shareholder at the Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors and Roberts law firm in Des Moines, IA.