I was fortunate to grow up in beautiful California. Living here has shaped my beliefs and loves. I love the serenity and sounds of the coast, the smell of the Sierras, the taste of wine country cuisine, the sight of abundant farmland, and the feel of a mild Mediterranean climate. While I am grounded in my beloved home, I also love to travel and experience the nuances of new sights and surroundings. I am a mom of three, a freelance photographer, and a property manager.