I grew up in Denver in a family of 6 children. I went to Thomas Jefferson High School for the 1st 6 years it was open. I was at Mesa Junior College in Grand Junction for my 1st year of college then joined the Occupational Therapy major at Colorado State University till graduation. I did my OT internships in Phonix, AZ and Topeka, KS. I met my husband in Denver then moved to Duluth, MN. After working for 6 years as an OT in Duluth, my husband and I sailed on our 30 foot sailboat to the Carribean for a year than lived on our sailboat in Key Largo for 2 years before sailing back to Duluth. We have a son, 30 and a daughter, 28 . I continue to work as an NICU OT in Duluth but will be retiring at the end of 2013.