Class Name: Funky Fresh Faithful Four, Fall 1996
How would you describe yourself in three words? Tenacious, Independent, and Determined
How do you spend your time when you are not working? My profession sometimes doesn't allow for much free time. I am a tax accountant. But when time does allow for it, my significant other and I love to travel. Monterey is our favorite place to go. We love the ocean. Europe will be our next destination. We also spend the time learning to bake new things. We are getting better at the French pastries.
What is one or your proudest professional accomplishments that occurred after graduating? After years of hard work, having a successful business that I personally own.
Tell us a little bit about your family. I have a daughter. My daughter is now 25 years old. She is married and has a child of her own now. So, I am a Mema! Which I love so very much. My grandson brings me so much joy. I was so lucky that they lived so close to me, but they have now moved to Missouri and I miss them so much! My significant other does IT for a nearby school district. I am very thankful that our paths crossed and that we have found each other. He completes me for sure.
Motto or personal mantra? “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” You never know what someone is going through. I always try to remind myself of that. Just because someone smiles and seems happy all the time, doesn’t mean they are not fighting a battle privately. Kindness goes a long way.
“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”
― Robert F. Kennedy