I'm one of six kids
I've moved twelve times (see map below)
I sent myself away to boarding school at age 15
I majored in English and excelled in creative writing courses
I was a work comp insurance underwriter prior to Brandcenter
I love to try new things
I've been a competitive gymnast, a boys varsity soccer player, a first-chair clarinetist, a construction worker, a cheerleader, a foreign exchange student, a Spanish translator in court, a marketing intern at an investment advisory firm, and an innovation consultant.
GA > TX > TN > OH > IL > TN > WV > D.C. > NC > WV > NC > VA
Buenos Aires, Argentina (5 months) and New York City, New York (3 months)
ON A PERSONAL NOTE
My flow state activity is cooking
I love the strategy of planning a grocery haul and recombining ingredients for maximum variety and greatest bang-for-buck. Cooking also keeps me rooted. Both my Mom's side (from Kentucky) and my Dad's side (Greek & Italian) are excellent cooks.
but Beyond cooking
Some of my favorite things include soulful crooners like Sam Cooke, Ella Fitzgerald, Patsy Cline, and Dean Martin; intelligent conversation on any topic; visiting craft breweries, preferably ones with ample outdoor space; the feeling of coziness; red leaves on trees; and the taste of fresh basil in sauce - homemade, of course (and we're back to cooking).