Judge Turner was appointed to the bench in August 2019. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Oregon State University in 2005, and her J.D. from Drake University Law School in 2011. Her past experiences include being the sole practitioner of Turner Law Firm P.L.L.C., specializing in criminal defense, family law, and mediation. She is a member of the Polk County Bar Association and the C. Edwin Moore Inn of Court.