I was born and raised in the central Virginia area with two sisters. I graduated high school in 1997 and without regrets left for Marine Corps boot camp a month after graduation. I spent my first four years in the Air wing at New River Air station. I was a crew chief on a C-12, 7 passenger airplane. I had a few different jobs the next four years but ended up at Quantico, Va. I worked in a security vault for Headquarters Marine Corps and this is where I truly felt the impact of our casualties over in Iraq. I made the decision to move on and ended my tour in October of 2006.
After ending my service with the Marine Corps I started a petsitting/dog daycare business in Northern Virginia. It grew unbelievably fast and I worked very hard but enjoyed every day. A year later, I made a decision to move closer to family and one of my clients at the time took over my business.
I moved back into the central Virginia area about a year ago. I live with my boyfriend Chuck and my dog Mason. Chuck and I went to high school together and reunited a couple of years ago when I was visiting back home. He has owned a fine woodworking business for about five years and Mason earns a living by sleeping all day. Mason is a brindle pit bull and I had the pleasure of rescuing him from a terrible home when he was 10 months old. He has been my baby ever since.
I am a flight attendant based out of Richmond International and my schedule is hectic to put it mildly. When I am home, I am always busy. When I have time, I take culinary arts classes through the University of Richmond’s continuing studies program. I enjoy meal planning, baking, and even grocery shopping. My hobbies also include outdoor activities such as snorkeling, bike riding, swimming and anything that allows the sun to hit my face.