School-to-career counselor Hermiston High School
When and why did you move to Hermiston?
We moved to Hermiston 22 years ago. My husband took a job here. We moved from Tennessee. We grew up in Montana, and wanted to get back out west.
What is your favorite place to eat in Hermiston?
Probably Delish Bistro.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Be creative, whether painting a picture or painting a piece of furniture.
What surprises you about Hermiston?
How forward-thinking and inclusive the community is. I love our little community we lived in in Tennesee, but it hadn’t changed in generations. In Hermiston, you can be involved in just about anything. There are not a lot of barriers.
What was the last book you read?
An audiobook — “Daring Greatly” by Renee Brown.
What app or website do you use most often?
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
I think it’d be an awful lot of fun to go to Europe and go junking, bring a container full of treasures home.
What was the funniest thing that’s happened to you?
Probably the most embarrassing thing was when I wasn’t watching where I was going, and walked through a stand-up sign in a department store.
What is one of your goals for the next 12 months?
To be more organized. It’s a lifelong quest.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Other than having two grown boys that we like to spend time with, working with students at the high school and helping them find opportunities.