Well you guessed it, this page is about me--so glad you cared. :-)

I grew up in Bakersfield, California. It was a boring place to grow up and really hot most of the time. I went to East Bakersfield High School and graduated in 1985. In September and June, we'd usually get out of school early at least a couple of times a week, because we didn't have air conditioning. Here's a picture of my high school:

I went to college at Humboldt State University in northern California. It was truly awesome--in the middle of a Redwood forest but right on the coast, 5 minutes from the beach. Here are some pictures typical of that area:

I graduated from college in 1992 and moved to Missouri, where I taught for 7 years. In 1999, I moved to Colorado with my husband, Brian. Missouri was DIFFERENT...ask me about it sometime.


We have two Samoyeds, Tikaani and Cheyenne.

This is Tikaani - that means Wolf in Inuit. He was born on September 10, 2008 in Minnesota. He's currently working on his Championship in the dog show world!


And this is Cheyenne. She was born Friday the 13th of January, 2012. She'll be starting her dog show career soon.



We also one cat named "Kitten." Imaginative, eh? Here he is:



Click here if you'd like to see more cute pictures of my pets.

Links to stuff I'm into:





Bird Watching

Elton John

Jethro Tull

Grateful Dead
R.I.P. Jerry

Colorado Avalanche

Tom Clancy

Terry Goodkind