Used to be a competitive show jumper (horses)
Recently divorced, now dating
Enjoys adventure travel, yoga, entertaining, coaching her son’s baseball team
Favorite place: California
Principal at her own non-profit consulting firm
Q: WHAT IS THE LAST MEAL YOU’D HAVE ON EARTH, AND WHO WOULD COOK IT FOR YOU?
A: I LOVE Indian food, and the most amazing meal I have ever had was at the Lake Palace in Udaipur, India. AMAZING!
Q: WOW, A LAKE PALACE? WHAT WAS THAT LIKE? AND WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO UDAIPUR IN THE FIRST PLACE (BESIDES THE FOOD, OF COURSE)?
A: The Lake Palace was one of the most beautiful and glamorous hotels I have ever stayed in. I was on my way to hike to Base Camp of Mt. Everest, and I traveled around India for a week before I headed to Nepal. Udaipur was the last stop before I flew to Kathmandu, and the Lake Palace was a bit of a splurge before I slept in a tent and didn’t shower for three weeks! That month-long journey to India and Nepal was a big influence in my life, and I have been wanting to get back to India to live in an ashram [Hindu spiritual hermitage] and explore other areas of the country.
Q: WHERE ELSE HAVE YOU TRAVELLED LATELY?
A: I am a California girl at heart so any chance I get, I hop on a plane and head West. I also love adventure travel. I have traveled to India, Nepal, Africa, all over Europe. I guess you can say I have a bit of a wild side and sometimes I need to get my ya-ya’s out!
Q: OKAY, LAST QUESTION: WHO BROUGHT YOU INTO SHEGIVES? WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT HER?
A: The fabulous Laura Gassner Otting brought me into SheGives. I have known Laura for eight years, and I have always admired her passion for living life to its fullest. She is an incredible example of living a full, balanced life of family, work, play, and service (giving back to the community).
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