I love food, cooking, baking, and wine. I love getting out in the semi-wilderness outside of Anchorage for XC skiing, running, biking, and hiking. I have a husband who was born and raised in Alaska (unlike me, a California transplant at age 13 with my parents) and two adorable Vizsla dogs who are the other loves of our lives. Mike and I enjoy traveling a lot, and between the two of us, have been to nearly every continent in the world. I enjoy reading, mostly older stuff from previous centuries, but have lately been spending way too much time dorking out over TV shows, like Game of Thrones, Girls and Downton Abbey. I work as a business manager in a midwifery clinic with an adjoining birthing center, which I have found very fun and rewarding over the last 9 years that I have worked here.