II'm quirky, generally optimistic, and often surrounded by squirrels. I love dancing, reading and learning; I take college classes for fun & enrichment. I defy gender and age stereotypes and encourage others to do the same.
I'm happily employed in a career I enjoy at I place I adore. I live with 7 pets: 2 cats, 2 degus, a parakeets, a tufted-ear squirrel and his pet rat. I volunteer at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (where I take care of orphaned baby squirrels, chipmunks and other small mammals) and have been a Big Brother volunteer for 8 years. Writing terrifies me; I've confronted this fear by enrolling in a creative writing course.
The arts, especially theater and dance, are important to me. I support them by serving on the boards of directors of the Bedlam Theatre and Theatre Pro Rata, photographing performances for various companies, and donating to several arts organizations. My taste in theater tends toward the experimental and innovative which means I generally avoid the Guthrie and instead see performances at Bedlam, Red Eye and Lowry Lab yet I also have season tickets to the MN Opera.
I appreciate road trips to interesting destinations and would love to go on them with someone. I've visited 7 countries and 20 states.
I like taking pictures but am not one of those people who feel compelled to carry a camera everywhere. Sometimes it's better to live in the moment than to step away and document it.