I’m a Denver native but lived in Texas and California between the ages of 7-15. Once I returned to Denver, I never left. While I love to travel around the world I’m always grateful to call Denver home base. As an avid skier and appreciator of all things cozy and comfy, I enjoy the winter months both in Denver and in the mountains. I’m still a tomboy at heart and bonafide geek who appreciates beautiful things. My weekends are made for long walks and laughing with an eclectic group of friends engaged in lively conversation covering a wide range of topics.
Q: Please tell us a little bit about your family.
I’m an only child but don’t worry, I share. My mom taught me the delight of reading an engrossing novel on a snowy day along with having personal style. My father taught me the power of generosity and delight in flavorful meals.
Q: Please tell us about your current, past, or future career. What do you love most about what you do?
I’m a fundraising consultant for a variety of local nonprofits who serve children, alternatives to incarceration, homelessness and a hunger relief initiative. I’m honored to work with so many inspiring people and organizations providing impactful programs for those who are the most vulnerable and in need. It’s a joy helping my neighbors and community, especially during this unprecedented time.
Q: What are a couple of your favorite restaurants in our community?
Tavernetta all day, everyday. Leven Deli, Potager, Okinawa
Q: How long have you lived or worked in our community?
Pretty much my whole life.
Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in our community?
Clé Symons is my spirit animal. She traveled by herself behind the Iron Curtain returning to Denver to run her father’s newspaper business. She’s a mother of two and describes her late husband as an honorable man. Such class!
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why?
While traveling, my favorite pastime is wandering looking at architecture while discovering local treats, unique bookstores and delicious meals. I was told Mexico City is full of sensual delights so it’s on the top of my list.
Q: What is one of your favorite movies? TV shows?
Chinatown and Succession
Q: What advice would you give to people?
Laugh often, forgive quickly and never regret anything that makes you smile.
Q: What is something on your bucket list?
Ski in Chili
Q: What is your go to band when you cant decide what to listen to?
Q: What current or former local business makes you the most nostalgic about our community?
Tattered Cover. I still miss the one in Cherry Creek where I would visit with my grandmother and read after school.
Q: If you could choose anyone that is alive today and not a relative; with whom would you love to have lunch? Why? And where locally would y’all meet for this lunch?
Jon Meacham at Yahya’s discussing his vast historical and political knowledge over falafel and lamb kabobs. His insight gives me greater perspective on current events and humanity. Plus he’s funny as hell which is a helpful skill set with those topics.
Q: What is your favorite thing or something unique about our community?
The people. I’ve traveled and lived in a lot of places but there’s something unique and lovely about Coloradans. I’ve been told it’s all the Vitamin D.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years?
Probably still in Denver planning my next travel adventure, reading books, visiting with friends and helping local nonprofits. I guess my life now minus the worldwide pandemic.
Q: (Even for friends or family), what is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
I enjoy climbing trees even as an adult.
Q: What is the most beautiful place you have ever been?
Q: Favorite month? favorite holiday? and best single day on the calendar?
October. Thanksgiving. Sunday, may favorite day of the week.
Q: What would you rate a 10 out of 10?
Laughing with friends while eating a delicious meal.
Q: Who inspires you to be better?
The people in my life. I’m truly inspired by those I’m fortunate enough to be in relationship with.
Q: What is one or two of your favorite smells?
Gardenia and this amazing essential oil called Relax.
Q: Finally, what 3 words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word HOME?