What’s your secret talent?
I can perform Michael Jackson's Thriller dance in it's entirety. No videos, please.
What is your favorite movie quote?
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
What was the single-most influential event in your lifetime?
I was in a serious car accident while 9 months pregnant with my first baby. It was scary, painful, thrilling (I had a new baby!), debilitating and life altering. I was told I would be handicap for the rest of my life and never walk normal again. I made a choice not to be a victim. To focus on the positive. To be my own advocate. Not to accept defeat. Three years later - and much surgery & painful PT - I walked a mile without a limp. Success and change takes commitment & hard work but any obstacle can be overcome if you put your mind to it.
What’s a fear you’re proud to have overcome?
Change is hard. Getting out of your comfort zone is scary. I transferred schools in high school and college in search of a more challenging, diverse experience. The network, friendships and knowledge that I amassed along the way are priceless. You have control of personal and professional success - and it is up to you to make the first move.
If you could close your eyes and be anywhere on earth when they opened, where would you be?
At the beach with my family in Ogunquit, Maine (realistically) or Italy!
What is your number one karaoke song choice?
Waterloo or any ABBA song, for that matter.
If you could have a superpower, which would you choose?
No sleep required. Damn I'm grumpy when I don't get enough of it . . .