Friends and family describe me as independent, adventurous, insightful, smart, athletic, loving, authentic, compassionate, sincere, generous, and trustworthy. I’ve also been described as curious, spirited, and easy going. I’m devoted to my daughters - one in college, the other a senior in high school. I enjoy hiking and masters swimming, I'm passionate about yoga, and I look forward to snow skiing and scuba diving trips. I love the outdoors – the ocean, the mountains, forests, jungles, deserts, and coral reefs. I find cell and molecular biology to be awe-inspiring. I have a strong sense of integrity, and an open heart. I'm committed to continuing to grow and learn on my personal journey. I love to laugh, stare at the ocean or into a fire, travel to beautiful places near and far, meet interesting people, read great books, and experience all that life has to offer.