I was born and raised in New York State. After completing my nursing education, I received a scholarship from the Veteran's Administration that enabled me to work anywhere in the U.S. As a mountaineer who lived at the base of the Adirondack Mountains, I decided to explore the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I was getting ready to move back East when I met my husband. We both liked it here, and decided to make it our home. We have two fantastic teenage boys. My hobbies are running, hiking, motorcycle riding, and spending time with my family.