I grew up in Southeast Los Angeles County and graduated from La Mirada High School, with Dad, Mom, older brother and younger sister, and lots of animals from the day I was born. I spent a lot of time at the beach, riding horses and going to rock concerts. I took my horse with me to U.C. Davis, joined the Rodeo club and the Polo team. I studied Animal Science and graduated with a bachelor of science degree. I received a Master's of Divinity degree at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA.
My Perfect Day: Sleep in, have coffee, hit the beach, ride horses, hang with friends over a good meal, pet my dog, read something and play Clash of Clans on my tablet. Giving thanks to God for it all. For the perfect So Cal day, I’d skip the sleeping in and add some runs on the local ski slopes – to do it all!
My Childhood Ambition: To have horses, to write, and to love. On my college application, I wrote that I wanted to ride in a covered wagon across the United States one day – but that doesn’t seem so appealing to me now.
Most People Don't Know: I’ve been on television more times than I can remember as a media spokesperson for fruit and vegetable growers, packers and shippers in California and Arizona. Friends traveling in London turned on the “telly” and I was on CNN – too funny!
What inspires me? God’s love, shown in and through Jesus. People who care. Wide open spaces – blue water, blue skies, horizons. Laughter.