Detra began serving as City Secretary and Director of Administration for the City of Gunter in 2017. She attended the University of North Texas and earned her Texas Municipal Clerk Certification in 2024.
Civic involvement is second nature to Detra. She is an officer of Gunter's Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department and has an EMT Certification. She has served as Vice President and as a board member for the Gunter Chamber of Commerce and contributed to the startup of the Gunter Fishing Team and Scholarship Program.
Detra is a lifelong resident of Gunter and a 1988 graduate of Gunter High School. She has been married for 30 years to her husband, Greg. Together they have raised two kids and are currently raising two grandsons. Her family enjoys camping, riding ATVs, and traveling.