Q: What’s your hometown and current residence?
A: I grew up in a suburb of Orlando, though I was born in Atlanta…which, ironically, is where I currently live.
Q: Do you have family or pets?
A: A little of both. My husband (Eddie) and I have two cats, Jasper and Tigress. His kids aren’t kids anymore – they’re 27 and 21 and live in a nearby state.
Q: What are your favorite hobbies?
A: I’m a nerd, so I love reading. I love writing. I play the flute a few times a year, but wish I could do it more often. I bake and cook all the time – it’s therapeutic and relaxing to me. I work out like a maniac – I ran a full marathon and a bunch of half marathons, and I practice/teach yoga. I also do CrossFit four or five days a week. Movement is life.
Q: What profession, other than your own, would you like to attempt?
Q: What profession would you not attempt?
Q: Something you say again and again?
A: If it’s not fun, I’m not doing it!
Q: What would others say about you?
A: When I taught yoga, people told me all the time “You’re real, and that gives me permission to be real.” My bestie tells me that I’m “her person” and she couldn’t do life without me (I feel the same about her). One of my former clients told me I was easy to work with.
Q: What’s your guilty pleasure?
A: Chocolate lava cake. Oh, and watching Hallmark movies at Christmastime. They are so predictable! I love the formula — someone leaves big city for small town, kerfuffle ensues. Person A meets Person B. Shenanigans ensue. They end up together. Rinse, repeat, good feelings expand.
Q: What wisdom would you share with others if only they asked?
A: If you don’t deal with your trauma, it WILL deal with you.