20 Fun Facts About Me


  1. I was born and raised in New Orleans. We moved to Richmond, VA for my husband’s job December 2010.
  1. I was adopted at birth. I have had three brothers, but my oldest brother died in 2011. They were all biological, but my mother really wanted a girl. Of course I keep in touch with my other brothers who live in Louisiana.
  1. I married my high school sweetheart. I was engaged at 19 and married at 23. We are happily married living in Virginia with two daughters and two dogs.
  1. I am an extrovert and people person. I manage a team and love being a mentor.
  1. I ran seven marathons and a bunch of half marathons. I still like to run because I can catch up with friends and exercise at the same time.
  1. I am a magazine junkie. I LOVE MAGAZINES – fashion, fitness, food, finance, travel, interior design…you get the picture. My subscription count right now is probably 12. Or maybe 14.
  1. I started college at 26. I went to Loyola University New Orleans in the evening for 7 years and graduated summa cum laude. I worked full time and paid cash.
  1. I have been to Paris once in 2012 and hope to visit again.
  1. My husband is a foodie and does most of the cooking. So about the food magazines….I like to look at the pictures and occasionally try a recipe.
  1. A dream came true when I had a girl. We didn’t find out the gender when we were pregnant with our second and it was another girl. It was the best surprise EVER.




  1. I have been in a book club since 2004. I hope my love of books and reading rubs off on my girls.
  1. I cried when the Saints won the Super Bowl. I am a huge Drew Brees fan.
  1. I met my BFF in 1994 in New Orleans. She is in Wisconsin now, but we touch base at least 5 days a week.
  1. I wanted to be a teacher when I was little. I ended up in financial services and have grown to love it. I’ll admit though – it’s an acquired taste.
  1. I wake up super early to exercise. Some days I get up at 4:45.
  1. I have one cup of coffee before the gym and another after my workout. My third cup (small cup, promise) comes around 3:00 in the afternoon to get me through the day.
  1. I have only lived in two states. If I knew how fun it was, I may have tried it 20 years ago.
  1. I used to host parties every week for Sex and the City. I watch reruns on ETV.
  1. I like red wine. And for the record, I do not like beer.
  1. I never pass up the opportunity for a good nap.

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