Life Skills Teacher, Highland Hills Elementary School
When and why did you move to Hermiston?
I grew up in Hermiston! Left for college and moved back after I finished my bachelor’s degree.
What is your favorite place to eat in Hermiston?
That is a tough one...my top three are La Palma, Delish and Walker’s.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to use my spare time to spend quality time with friends and family, read, play music for my church, and play volleyball (very poorly). I really enjoy going for walks outside as well, especially now that the snow has finally gone away.
What surprises you about Hermiston?
I’m surprised by how much Hermiston has grown! It has changed a lot since I was a kid, and it is a much larger and more diverse community now.
What was the last book you read?
The last books I read went together: “The Rosie Project” and “The Rosie Effect” by Graeme Simsion.
What app or website do you use most often?
Hmm, I would say Gmail and Amazon are two of my most visited websites.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
I think next on my list would be to travel to Norway/Sweden or New Zealand — both are places I hope to visit one day.
What is the funniest thing that’s happened to you?
Once in middle school I played the piano for a talent show and one of the announcers accidentally set off the smoke machine for another group during my performance. It didn’t quite fit with classical piano music...
What is one of your goals in the next 12 months?
Continuing to improve in my career is probably my biggest goal right now — and it will hopefully extend past the next 12 months!
What is your proudest accomplishment?
I finished my master’s degree last year, and I am quite proud of that accomplishment. I celebrated by taking a trip to Scotland!