Hello! I'm an easy going professional with a real passion for life! Originally from Minnesota, I love to share my home with travelers and guests. While I have lost my upper midwest accent I always welcome guests with warm and genuine hospitality. In the summer months, I stay active by running, biking, camping and hiking. In the winter, I'm active with down hill skiing, snowshoeing and ice skating. I keep life simple yet meaningful by making a difference every day in my work and in the lives of others. I really enjoy big, bold red wines, strong coffee, grilled foods and ice cream! My style of hosting guests is personable, casual, respectful, informative and fun. I'm from a family of 11, yes I have 10 siblings - 6 brothers and 4 sisters. Some of my favorite travel destinations are the Pacific Northwest, Northern California, Australia, and the Upper Midwest. I tread lightly on the environment and surroundings, mindful of my carbon footprint.