Born and raised in Portsmouth, VA, I come from a family so large that my first cousins alone number 37. Don't even get me started on the 2nd generation. I am the proud mama of two wonderful adult children, one boy, one girl, who are still in college but completely self-supporting (whoop, whoop). After 24 years in outside sales I have finally found my forever home here at The Shopper and I am proud and excited to have the opportunity every day to help local entrepreneurs grow their businesses. I grew up in a very sports-oriented family and one of my favorite things to do is attend Tides games during the summer with my kids. My first and always love, however, are books. I read on average about four books a week. Although I prefer non-fiction, particularly biographies and history, I am always on the lookout for good fiction, specifically mysteries and legal dramas. I have a library card to all of the seven cities in Hampton Roads and never have less than 10 books out at a time. If I didn't, I would be working mainly to support my reading habit!