I graduated with Elem. Ed. from UWEC, with a minor in Spanish. I studied abroad in Spain, and did my student teaching on the Lac Courte Oreilles reservation in Hayward, WI. I pursued science as a minor as well, after teaching middle school in the Twin Cities. I taught for 8 years, and then decided to try my hand with sales. I still need to finish my Master's in Scienc Ed. with the completion of my paper; kind of challenging when I no longer am teaching.
I met my husband on a week-long, 450 mile bicycle tour of ID. After a long-distance relationship for a year, I sold my house in Mequon; my sales job with Marking Services transfered me to Boise; and now I'm loving life as a newly-wed (August, 2007) in Idaho!
I'm choosing not to have kids of my own, but we do have a blended family of three lovely labradors, three horses, and three adult step-kids. Life is filled with travels, Master's swim team, xc skiing, triathlons, being a Big Sister to a 10 yr. old girl in Boise, Rotary Club, volunteering with our dogs through Therapy Dogs, Inc., and bike adventures.
Don and I recently climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and have our sights on Mt. Rainier and diving the Great Barrier Reef. I think I'll take up bicycle racing this year. We do a lot of white water rafting and flying.
I live by NPR and we don't watch the TV...no time!!
I loved hanging out with the members of the swim team, and eating lunch in the pool corridor! Mrs. Leeson the art teacher was inspiring with her colorful tapestries on the ceiling,as well psych. with Mr. Wachs.