I was born in Yakima, Washington in 1968 and moved around the state of Oregon quite a bit when I was younger. I lived in the Bay Area for a while in the early 1990's -- then I lived in Denver for a whopping nine months. I've been back in Portland since 1998. I met my husband at the Horse Brass Pub in November of 2000. We've been married since August, 2003. We live in the northeast part of Portland where he works for Harbor Freight Tools in North Portland and I attend Portland State University. I'm an undergraduate at this point. We're both avid "foodies" and love anything that is locally grown. We love our microbreweries and friends. We have a good time wherever we may find ourselves. We have a cat, Callie who is almost 15 years old and several fish.