* A passionate mom of a 11 year old son, and three step daughters who are 18, 12 and 11. We also have two dogs, two cats, and a turtle named Troy (after the former Steeler’s player of course!)
*I have loved living in a big city, but settled down in my hometown eventually living on the family homestead. We enjoy camp fires in the backyard, catching fire flies, fishing a local lake, & spending time on Lake Erie.
*A full time sexual assault counselor, and court advocate…. I have many opportunities to impact people’s lives.
*A lover of all ethnic foods.. Thai especially, but also Panamanian, Indian. I love trying new types of foods, at restaurants but also on my own.
*Dedicated wife who enjoys being silly with her husband.
*Coffee and flavored creamer! A daily MUST!
* I LOVE to travel… haven’t done much international traveling with the exception of Canada, Panama and Costa Rica but still aspire to. I also hope to get to all 50 states, about 37 down and 13 to go.
*I am a survivor of domestic violence and suicide.
*I have known the struggles and joys of being a single parent.
*I went back to school after being done for 15 years.
* Years ago I had a concussion from running a race in a refrigerator box.
*Not too long after the concussion I had to be rescued from the middle of the river as I fell out of my raft in the rapids and it went down the river without me.