I’m Minnesota born but Iowan by choice. I grew up on a family farm in southwest Minnesota and moved to Iowa to attend Drake University. Except for the summer after my freshman year at Drake, Iowa has been home ever since. There are seven good adjectives to describe me. Sarcastic, skeptic, courageous, engaged, inspired, passionate and grateful. I know what I like and what I don’t like. I like musk ox, my cat, coffee, dark chocolate, people watching and glasses. I don’t like humidity, dirty socks, auto direct messages, blank stares, spiders, and elevators. I’m a coffee addict, pop culture geek, NPR nerd and wealth of useless information. I would be an all-star trivia team member – if you’re ever looking for an extra person. I’m always seeking out an opportunity to learn more and to laugh often! I try to surround myself with people who make me laugh and people I can learn from. It’s not hard to do.
Life can be a lonely journey, but the relationships I’ve formed make it so much more exciting! That being said – I’m an introvert. It doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy large crowds; I’m just more comfortable in an intimate conversation. I’m passionate about traveling. Alaska is my go-to vacation spot. I’ve visited 25 states and visiting all 50 is on my bucket list. I’m a sports fan. I love hockey (not just professional – any level!), racing (I grew up in a town that had a dirt track and you could find me at the races almost every weekend) and football (I bleed purple!). I love music. I recently saw one of the best live concerts I have ever been too – ask me about it sometime. I’m a bit of a bibliophile. I read 100 books in 365 days. Ridiculous, I know. I’m trying to do it again!