I received my B.A. at Southern Illinois University and my M.S. at University of Wisconsin-Madison. I’m happily married, we live in Knoxville, Tennessee and we have a 5 yr old black lab & golden retriever mix dog and a 7yr old Persian cat.
I love cooking new recipes, finding new ways to make exercise not boring, knitting scarves, listening to audiobooks while I run, taking power naps, waking up early, Bloody Marys and Mint Juleps, hiking, biking to work, TV show marathons on Hulu+ and Netflix, any movie trilogy marathon, and crafting (currently up, homemade burlap storage bins, homemade eco-friendly cleaning supplies, DIYing wall jewelry installations, and homemade bathmats).
I despise milk that comes in yellow cartons, wooden cutting boards, movie spoilers, WordPress plugins, soggy tacos, and people who drive slower than 25mph in areas clearly marked 30mph.