A Knightstown resident and graduate, Rhodes also has a BS degree in education from Indiana University. She worked 17 years for the Charles A. Beard Memorial School Corporation, serving as Administrative Secretary to the high school principal which also included Extra-Curricular Treasurer for one year. An Emergency Medical Technician since 1989, Rhodes remains active with the Southwest District Ambulance Service in Knightstown. Before joining the Foundation, she worked for Community Health Network in Indianapolis for Emergency Medical Services Administration and Education as an Administrative Assistant.