I am originally a farm girl from Iowa but I have lived in Minnesota now for over 20 years. I have a 14-year-old son, Alex, who loves to play basketball and is very athletic. He and I are very close. We love to shoot hoops together. I am drawn to the ocean. It brings me a sense of peace. I have a dog, Toby. He is a Sharpei. Alex and I rescued him from a puppy mill. I love taking him for walks and to the dog park. He has taught me what unconditional love looks like. I love to sing. I sang the “Star Spangled Banner” at a Cedar Rapids Kernels minor league baseball game in Iowa. I love trying new things and meeting new people.