Where are you from? Bainbridge Island, Washington

How long have you lived in the area? 9 years!!!

What are three words your friends would use to describe you? Smiley, empathetic and energetic.

Why do you run? Because of the way I feel afterward...and I love my runner friends. They’re the best.  

Why did you decide to join the Station Pub Run? Because I’m a Steph Bryant groupie. I’m an original member of her first running group with Fleet Feet...and when she left, it totally changed the vibe. While I haven’t been as active of a member of the Station Pub Run, due to managing mom life, Steph’s magnetic energy really draws out the best in everyone.

What is your favorite thing about the Station Pub Run? The diversity that the Station Pub Run brings...all sorts of people from all over the world. Runners are also just good people.

Describe the most recent (appropriate 🙂 ) photo you took with your phone: I usually take pictures of my baby, Henri cause I can’t help myself. This weekend he decided to help me “garden” pinching small grains of dirt, one by one. So I did my best to capture his cuteness.

What is the best piece of advice you ever received, and who gave it to you? One day at a time. Idk who gave it to me, but life can get really busy and overwhelming, especially as a full time working momma. I didn’t know if I could manage working full time and momming, but then I remembered all the women who have done it before me. This phrase helped remind me to keep it simple.

If you could have any talent or skill in the entire world, without needing to practice and money was no limitation, what would it be? I would probably be a professional ballerina. I love watching them--they’re so magical. But survey says it’s a little late for this to happen.

Tell us something about yourself that not many people know: I’m an aspiring urban sheppard and urban farmer. I’ve petitioned the town of Carrboro to allow me get a small flock of sheep, and they unanimously agreed to look into it. The goal would be to use them for urban grazing instead of mowing.

What is something you have done recently, or are about to do, that you are proud of? I was awarded Teacher of the Year for my school (Chapel Hill High School). This is a big deal because it’s an award that is infrequently given to a language teacher. I am excited to use this as a platform to help advocate for the importance of language learning.

Please share your favorite quote or slogan: “Keep on rockin’ in the free world.” Neil Young