Judge Dryer, Cedar Falls, was appointed to the bench in 2011. She is a University of Iowa graduate, where she received both her undergraduate degree and law degree. Before being appointed to the bench, Judge Dryer had worked in the Waterloo public defender’s office since 2004. Prior to working for the public defender's office, she was an assistant county attorney prosecuting cases in Winneshiek and Buchanan counties. Judge Dryer is a member of the Black Hawk County Bar Association as well as the Iowa State Bar Association.