About


Interests and Hobbies

There really isn’t much I wouldn’t try, I am open to new food, culture, and life experience. I have done some traveling and want to experience the world to the fullest, but really at heart I am just an Oregon girl. I was born and raised in Portland, and have spent my entire life as an Oregon resident. Exploring my own backyard has given some of the fullest experiences as I have the mountains, ocean, desert, and river valleys to wander in my free time.

Some recent trips to local adventure:

Sunset on I-84E

Rear View

Timberline Trail, Mt. Hood, Oregon
Hat Island, Washington
Silver Falls, Oregon
Elgin Stampede and Rodeo (Elgin, Oregon)
Mt. Saint Helens
Columbia Gorge Interpretive Museum
Ecola State Park (Cannon Beach, Oregon)
Teton National Park (Jackson, Wyoming)
Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming)
Gardiner, Montana
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Okanogan Family Fair (Tonasket, Washington)
Clear Lake on Mt. Hood, Oregon
Lake Harriet/Clackamas River

I love movies, music, art, and adventure. I even have had the opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream of skydiving at Gravityzone in Jean, Nevada. What an adrenaline rush!

When I am not on a quest for adventure, I am reading, writing, learning (I am a lifelong student), making jewelry, or relaxing with my husband, and our dog Jasmine.

Influences

Some of my favorite poets are Rod McKuen, Anne Sexton, Walt Whitman, Alice Walker, William Shakespeare, and Emily Dickinson. Authors I enjoy are vast but a few of the select are Tom Robbins, John Saul, Anne Rice, John Irving, Kurt Vonnegut and John Eldredge.

I love art and music as well. The times in my life that have been the happiest have been full of creativity. Van Gogh and Munch are two of my favorite painters, and as far as music goes, there is not much I won’t give ear to and enjoy. I like it all and listen to it every day.

My family and friends are a great influence on my life as well. They are the priority, because life is fleeting, and we should spend quality time while we have the time. My kindred have kept me sane in the craziest of times, and helped me have fun during the times when I need to lighten up. Those closest to me have been the foundation on which I have built a solid direction in life. Though I have had chance to wander, I have found that my closest friends help keep me from straying too far off track.

I find myself inspired by so many different things and people that I encounter each day. This is the wind that fills my sails, and the breath of air that feeds my existence. I only hope to pass on inspiration to others.