Family - My husband Karl and I enjoy spending time with our four children.


Music- It is important to be well balanced and music has been an activity that brings our family together.  We all play the guitar, and I play the violin along with our daughter Elizabeth.

Fitness- I enjoy keeping my mind and body fit through activity and enjoy yoga, kickboxing, and weightlifting.

Pets- We have two adorable Karelian Bear Dogs named Thor and Saami. 

European connection - My mother is from Finland so I am half Finnish.  One of my favorite Finnish words is "sisu," which means "facing your challenges with valor and determination.  It's the psychological strength capacity that enables individuals to power on when they've reached the end of their psychological or physical resources” (helpful in a a political campaign)