Occupation and place of work: Executive Director of Heartlinks Hospice & Palliative Care
Best thing about living in the Yakima Valley is: The people, the agriculture, the weather, and the wine.
When I was a child, I wanted to grow up to be: The President of the United States.
First job I ever had was: Volunteer Coordinator in local government.
The most famous person I’ve met is: Congressman Dan Newhouse.
The best gift I ever received was: Food! My husband cooks dinner every night, and it is the greatest gift!
The best piece of advice I ever received was: You are never done with something until you have accomplished all you set out to do or done everything you can do to fix it.
My favorite food is: Pizza.
One of my most memorable moments, besides getting married or having children was: Graduating from the University of Montana with my Master’s Degree in Public Administration.
If I could witness any event past, present, or future, I would want to see: The signing of the Declaration of Independence.
The person I’d like to meet, sit with and talk to for an hour is: Amy Poehler.
I’d love to learn how to: Play the Piano.
The furthest I have been away from home is when I went to: Maui for my honeymoon.
My favorite leisure activity or hobby is: Hiking.
If I didn’t have to worry about money, I’d spend my time: Volunteering for several nonprofit organizations, growing grapes, and making wine.
The one word that best describes me is: Optimistic.
If I could change one thing about myself it would be: To slow down and celebrate the small victories.