Learning and pushing myself outside of my comfort zone brings me great joy. Thankfully my husband and kids are like-minded souls which makes it all the more fun.

I grew up in Minnesota and never thought I would move. Three moves later I’m living in Texas and realizing that I really don’t miss those below zero temperatures. I’ve worked with nonprofit organizations in each state and have certainly found myself challenged by that.

While I like stretching the limits, I also think that taking the time to just watch the clouds roll by is grossly under-appreciated. It’s those quiet moments that give me a chance to reflect and re-energize.

Aside from my great love of reading, I also garden, practice qigong, am an amateur photographer and hone my metalsmith skills making jewelry.