Birthday: October 4

Hometown: Born in Omaha, NE; Minneapolis for formative years, Madisonian by choice since 1992

Family/household: Husband Tom, NMNS graduates, now young adults, John and Julia, and two adorable pups, Emma and Daisy.

Years at New Morning: Parent/Volunteer/Board member 2004-2009, Lunch bunch and substitute, 2010-2013, Birch Room teacher 2013-present.

Favorite part of your New Morning day: Singing and reading books with children snuggled up all around me.

Favorite color: Same as Prince

Favorite season: Fall, (back to school time, of course!)

Favorite food: Creative salads, good cheese, homemade bread

Favorite music: Eclectic, I love attending live music and will try anything

Favorite book: Again, eclectic, my favorite book to read to children:  The Rabbit Listened.

Hobbies: Walking, riding my bike, knitting, gardening, exploring state parks and new cities.

What relaxes you: Yoga, Lake Superior, my screened porch, my dogs

What makes you laugh: My children, your children (I mean that in the nicest way), Abbott Elementary, What We Do in the Shadows, Best in Show

What you want to do when you grow up: I’m doing it!

Flying vs invisibility:  Flying, I’ve got nothing to hide.

Anything else to share:  So happy to have landed here.