Born in Watertown NY, the daughter of a high school teacher and Banker my parents raised me in both Mannsville and Adams, NY. I joined the Air Force in 1986 later joining the Syracuse Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserves. Today I am married to a retired Air Force Colonel. We have two sons and enjoy our retirement vacationing and spending time together with family and friends. I enjoy writing, playing the piano and growing plants; however, my most favorite time is spent with our two dogs.