I am a New England native who has chosen Colorado as her home. I was raised in a small town in a large artistic family that instilled in me a genuine appreciation for different perspectives and a higher-than-normal tolerance for chaos! I am one of four siblings, two of whom were transracially adopted, and the proud aunt of six nieces and nephews and two great-nephews. I am currently single (previously married) and have have a strong and supportive network of friends and family and two snuggly kitties.
I believe strongly in the importance of education, and the way it can change lives. My parents were both teachers and they instilled in me the importance of curiosity, continuous learning, and hard work to craft a meaningful life. While I am not a teacher, I love working in a university setting and interacting regularly with students.
I generally care about experiences more than stuff! I love the Colorado mountains and spend as much time as I can hiking, biking, trail running, and skiing. I have traveled extensively, and I would hope to continue adventuring as a family. That being said, I understand the importance of a calm and stable home, and creating a nurturing environment is a top priority.
I live in a single family home in a lovely neighborhood that is nestled at the foothills of the Rockies. The closest trailhead is about 10 minutes from my house, and there are also a number of parks and a lake nearby. My neighborhood is home to top-rated elementary, middle, and high schools that are located within a mile from my house. My neighborhood is also filled with kids who run and ride their bikes around freely, which I love because it reminds me of my childhood.