I was born in Kansas City, MO, but have lived in Alaska since 1991. I make my home in Juneau, the capital city. I am not working at the time and that is by choice. My passion is whitewater canoeing, hiking, skiing, gardening, and birding. Obviously, I love being active and outside. My favorite travel destinations are wilderness areas of the Yukon and Alaska. I try to be thoughtful about my carbon footprint, so I don't travel far from those areas too often. My favorite way to travel is by bicycle and canoe, but that is seasonal. My favorite cooking is asian or indian style. My favorite breakfast is thick rolled oatmeal with milk. Each day I try to meditate, exercise, talk to friends and learn something I didn't know. Hopefully, I am respectful of other's space by being clean, tidy and quiet. I sleep lightly and do prefer more quiet spaces - that's challenging to find in a big city, but maybe I can be adaptable :) Life motto: "make space, have grace"