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I am an Arizona native and grew up in Phoenix attending Central High School. I attended Mesa Community College from 1977-1979 and played volleyball, basketball, and softball. I graduated from ASU summa cum laude and played outside hitter on the volleyball team. After college I played almost 10 years of rugby. My last two years I had a great experience playing fullback for the United States Eagles. In 1990, I did my graduate work at ASU in Exercise Science. I have coached and taught at Mesa Community College as adjunct faculty for over 20 years.
I currently live in Gilbert with my husband, John, who is a retired Mesa Firefighter. We have two daughters, Angie and Carla who are both in nursing. I have a dog named Freddy who is my running buddy.
I have a passion for sports, physical fitness, and weight training; they have always been a part of my lifestyle. My hobbies are crosswords and reading. I read every day. I enjoy all genres of literature but some of my favorite authors are Victor Hugo, Summerset Maugham, E.M. Forster, Hemingway, Edith Wharton, Thomas Hardy, Robert Jordan, Terry Brooks, Patrick Rothfuss, and Tolkien.