Hi, I am a Pediatric ICU nurse and spent most of my career in Boston. Improving the lives of children has been my life's work and passion. I also love spending as much time as possible outdoors with Stormy, my wonderfully mellow 8 year old chocolate labrador--whether it's hiking or cycling or meandering in the neighborhood to connect with neighbors. Constantly staying open to learning about life through the people I meet, through books and through my experiences is what keeps me most busy. I love people and equally love my solitude. I'm respectful of these needs in others. My experiences have taught me that while life can sometimes be pretty rough and tumble, it also is so fragile and beautiful and worthy of treasure it while also making it better for others. Although this bio sounds serious, truth be told, for me, a favorite kind of day is when I get to immerse in nature, and laugh at myself(at least twice!), make others around me laugh, and watching and chuckling at the goofy things Stormy does.