I live in the country now about an hour from the big cities of Columbus, Cincinnati, and Dayton. I have a job working in film and marketing distribution that I absolutely enjoy.
When I am not at work I try to enjoy myself as much as possible. I enjoy playing cards, food, movies, and music. I have a huge fascination for fashion and photgraphy and hope to persue it as a career one day soon. I also enjoy writing and am in the middle of what I hope will one day be my first novel. I love to hike and camp but I never get to do it. I am actually fairly interested in just about everything out there. I want to learn everything I can in my life.
On Big Businesses and the Environment:
It is the responsibility of all people to educate themselves and others on what is right and just for our environment. We must work together to ensure we have a beautiful and healthy earth for our children. Our communities rely on big businesses to act with leadership as they build and shape their communities they reside in. I implore all companies to work on effective ways to give back to our environment and set the example for all to follow.
While it is not probable in our society to eliminate logging completely, we need to make sure we are looking at alternatives and that we are promoting preservation and conservation. Our environment is something that we should not take lightly. Global warming is a serious threat to our world and we must consider our consequences if we allow forests to disappear.
What Gives Me Hope
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
What/who changed my life and why
My mom has always inspired me. As a child she always made sure that I was able to participate in my activities in school no matter the cost. She always encouraged me to work hard and look for the good in people. She was my rock and without her I would not be the person I am today!
I was greatly inspired by the Hi-Y organization ( hiyleads.org ) ran by David King. I also found great inspiration in a politician from Ohio with many great stories by the name of Oliver Ocasek. This amazing man had the biggest heart I knew. His stories inspired me to make a difference. I can still see him sitting on a log at our Hi-Y campsite in West Virginia. Sadly we lost Oliver in 1999 in a battle against cancer. He will forever be a person who has changed my life as I remember his example.