My Life

Ten Things You Didn’t Need to Know About Me (but now you do)

  • I was born in Towson, Maryland, and slowly moved west with a long stint in Chicago, then Indiana, Minnesota, and Chicago again, before finally settling in the San Francisco area. But one of these days, I’ll move back to the East Coast.
  • In middle school, I wrote a column for my school paper along with two other girls. We called ourselves Cooper’s Angels (a la Charlie’s Angels which was one of my favorite television shows at the time!) and no one knew our identities.
  • I’m allergic to dogs (boo hoo) but not cats. The allergist was so amazed she tested me twice because that rarely happens.
  • Competed in the Mini 500 race for my sorority, Alpha Phi at Indiana University. The mini runs the same weekend as the Little 500 bike race immortalized in Breaking Away. Except we race on giant tricycles. (nope, not kidding)
  • Married my college sweetheart and have three amazing kids.
  • Staged one of my wedding portraits like a scene from the Sound of Music which was my absolute favorite movie/musical growing up (second only to Jesus Christ Superstar).
  • I love to travel. One year I was able to dip my toes in the Pacific Ocean in California and the Atlantic in both Massachusetts and Ireland.
  • I crossed seeing Tony Robbins speak in person off my bucket list in November 2012. He was just as amazing as I expected.
  • Have suddenly developed a deep abiding love of country music (which is driving my entire family crazy)
  • I dream of living in a cottage on the beach. I don’t really care where. I just love the ocean. (And I’ve started a secret Pinterest board to capture pictures of what I want)