Judge Goettsch, West Des Moines, was appointed as district associate judge in 2017. She received her undergraduate degree from Iowa State University and her law degree from the University of Iowa. Prior to her appointment as magistrate in 2012, Judge Goettsch was in private practice from 1994-1998 and served as a Deputy District Attorney in Las Vegas, Nevada from 1998-2006. From 2006 until her appointment, she served as an Assistant Iowa Attorney General in the Area Prosecutions Division. She is a member of the Polk County Bar Association, Polk County Women Attorneys, and the Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys. She is married with four children.