My family consists of my Mom, Dad and younger sister. My sister is married and is the Mom to some of my favorite people, my 2 nieces! I love, love, love my nieces, we have a lot of fun together. Before COVID we had annual traditions of shoe and sneaker shopping for school and getting stomach aches from going to the end of summer fair and eating too much junk food!
I am a strict vegetarian, no one else in my family is, I don't preach it, it's just my belief. I love animals, we are working to buy a farm so we can have rescue animals and preserve a bit of land. I cry when I see farms being turned into housing developments, the farm can be a place where we live, work and help animals in any way we can.
Mike and I partner with and support a couple of neighborhood programs near our restaurant that help kids in need. I wish there wasn't a need but if you are able to be part of the solution, then you need to help, big or small, we all need to look out for those who can't take care of themselves....animals and children are at the top of the list of those who need us.
My husband and I met 15 years ago at work. We dated and were engaged for 8 years and have been married for 7, we both love dogs, our families, going to new places, eating out, and just being at home with "the fam" (as we refer to ourselves:).
I feel like I've practiced being a Mom through my work as a manager. I've been fortunate to have longevity with my staff and I often work with them from age 16-25 and I become their Mom, counselor and coach, at work. It's rewarding to see and be a small part of their development and watch them grow into amazing adults.
Mike and I are fortunate to love what we do, we never drag our feet going into the restaurant, we work with 2 people who have been working with us for 15 years, when we go into work, it's like being with family there too. We are most proud of the relationships we've made through our work. The restaurant allows us to help a lot of organizations and programs in our community, we are thankful for that ability.