Where is your home town? I was born and raised on a farm near Sacramento, California

When is your B-Day? May 20th

Describe yourself in 3 words? Gregarious, intelligent, and sarcastic

Do you have any pets? Yes, a papillon named Porcini Tortellini

What are your hobbies? I’m an avid traveler and love to cook

What do you like to drink? I love vodka pineapple

What sports do you play or enjoy?  I played volleyball all through high school and enjoy golf, football and basketball.

Do you like to cook? I LOVE to cook! I can cook cuisine from all different parts of the world and I have lived in 5 different countries.

If you had lots of money, how would you spend it? I would invest the majority of my money in various ventures and then would buy a boat and sail around the world for 5-7 years and buy a home in Greece, Thailand and in southern Italy.

Do you believe in love at first sight? I’m a true romantic, so yes absolutely!

If you get to be someone else for a day, who would you want to be and why? I would love to trade places with diplomat Condoleezza Rice for a day because I really admire her and what she has accomplished.

How do you spend your days off? I spend my days off hiking with my dog and cooking.

Name one of your favorite movies? Gladiator

Which was your best vacation to date? Cambodia, exploring Angkor Wat.

Would you sky dive or get a tattoo on a whim? I have sky dived twice on a whim 😉

What’s your idea of fun? Dining out at an interesting restaurant and having great conversation.

What is the one place you would like to visit? Madagascar

What do you do to cheer yourself up if you have had a bad day? I buy myself a cupcake and go shopping.

Tell me one thing that you have accomplished, that makes you proud of yourself? I have 13 nationally published travel and leisure articles

If you could only do one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? Travel till my legs gave out

What are the three things that you cannot live without? Passport, swimsuit, and  a killer going out dress.

Which is the most dangerous and or adventurous thing you have ever done? Backpacked around Asia and Africa alone.

What can totally impress you? Quick wit and a wining personality